FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30,
YOU CAN KNOW TODAY
Jesus answered him,
"I tell you the truth, TODAY you
will be with me IN
Do you KNOW WHERE you're
If (God forbid)
your earthly life ENDED TODAY, DO
YOU KNOW, with
WHERE and WITH
would spend eternity?
You CAN if you place your
trust in Jesus.
You CAN if you invite Him into
your heart and RECEIVE Him as God and Savior.
Jesus GUARANTEES Salvation to those who receive Him.
When He hung on the cross between two criminals, He
paid for ALL THEIR SINS.
paid for YOUR SINS.
and FOREVER forgave and SAVED the
ONE THIEF who turned to Him with all His heart.
That thief was breathing his last breaths on this
He couldn't come down from the cross and
do ANYTHING "worthy" of redemption.
do good works, attend church, get baptized in water,
observe the Sabbath, observe the law, or observe the
He couldn't join ANY
ALL he COULD do is call out to
Jesus from the depths of his heart "Lord,
And Jesus did.
You don't have to PRETEND
with Jesus. You don't have to IMPRESS Him with how
"good" you are, ‘cause
He knows better.
He KNOWS you've messed up BIG TIME. He knows how
many times you've
The Good News is He
loves you ANYWAY.
He paid FOR EVERY
ONE OF YOUR
SINS. Yes, even
And He HASN'T given up on you.
may have given up on you.
Your family may have
given up on you.
Your "friends" may have given
up on you.
Society may have given up on you.
But my Jesus HASN'T.
Jesus didn't even tell the believing thief:
"You'll be with me in 10 years, or in 90 days, AFTER
you've done penance in purgatory".
He said "TODAY you
will be with me IN
His sacred Blood WIPES
OUT SIN INSTANTLY.
Don't let your "past" keep you from a WONDERFUL
DESTINY in Christ.
Don't drag your past around
like a ball and chain when Jesus can ERASE IT
When He can SET YOU FREE RIGHT NOW!
Come to Jesus NOW.
You can't receive Christ
yesterday, or tomorrow. You can't receive Him a week
from now, or a month from now.
Jesus is found IN
THE HERE AND NOW.
TODAY is THE DAY of
You can be absolutely, 100% sure of
Salvation -- not tomorrow or next week -- but
LIVING OUR FAITH
How are Christians
supposed to live on a day-to-day basis?
our faith in Christ? How
do we DEMONSTRATE what being Christian means?
This is one area - although certainly NOT the only one
religion has MESSED UP BADLY.
Christian DOES NOT MEAN that we float around in a
spiritual bubble with a sparkling halo suspended above
our heads and a permanent, vacant, FAKE, stupid grin
on our faces.
It DOESN'T mean that, as human
beings, we're "perfect", and that we ALWAYS act, think
and speak in "perfect" and "holy" ways.
least not in the way religion has understood and
defined those terms.
It does mean that
Perfection Himself LIVES IN us, and He manifests His
Perfection (Love) IN US when we allow Him.
CONFIDENTLY KNOWING THAT
we HAVE A SAVIOR who TOOK
AWAY OUR SINS (past,
present and future) FOREVER.
Glory to His Name!
The world KNOWS you're
The world KNOWS you
The world appreciates
I can't emphasize this enough: BE
We seek the
will of God. We SPEND TIME WITH Christ. We meditate
When we do that, we
DON'T EVEN HAVE TO TRY to
"be" Christian, or "act" Christian: Jesus'
Divine Character will manifest in us AUTOMATICALLY,
UNIQUELY, and EFFORTLESSLY.
We treat others as we would have them treat us.
We are kind and helpful to those in need. We look
TO SERVE, not be served.
We allow the Character
of Christ to be FORMED in us and MANIFEST in us.
If we mess up or hurt someone, whether
intentionally or inadvertently, OR DO OR SAY SOMETHING
UGLY - and sooner or later you will, I don't care how
"holy" you claim to be - we
humble ourselves and ask forgiveness of the person(s)
We do not
win people to Christ ONLY with words, but by
At some point, people will either ask you about
your faith or, as the opportunity presents itself, you
can bring it up.
Be prepared. Speak clearly,
DIRECTLY, and boldly about Jesus, but DON'T BE PUSHY.
We speak the Truth with BOLDNESS, but Jesus
CANNOT - and WILL NOT - be IMPOSED on others.
receive Him WILLINGLY,
Let FALSE religions practice
REAL Christians DON'T DO
SUCH THING, under
We do our Lord GREAT DISSERVICE by trying to shove
Him down someone else's throat.
and it's an individuals' GREAT
not their OBLIGATION -- to receive Him and KNOW HIM.
Religious people are a bunch of
They are that way
because ALL THEY GOT is DEAD religion.
Born-again believers have and ENJOY an
ON-GOING RELATIONSHIP with
Jesus is ALIVE, and so are you.
He's ETERNAL, and so are you.
ACT like it.
Christians should be the most lively, interesting,
engaging people on earth.
Be happy. Gladness is
Don't lose your sense of humor.
Don't be afraid to SMILE.
And please don't
turn into one of the weirdos you see on Kristian TV,
WITH THEIR AFFECTED MANNERISMS, Bozo the clown
make-up, outlandish hair, or the other religious
extreme, which is frumpy clothes, no make-up, ugly,
unkempt gray hair, orthopedic stockings, and nerdy
Men, you're NOT John the
Baptist, so don't try looking like him. Women, you're
NOT (thank God!) Katherine Kuhlman or Tammy Faye
A LITTLE cologne for men, and perfume
for ladies, plus A LITTLE blush, lip gloss, mascara,
and nail polish make a good impression on others and
makes YOU look and feel better.
SEXUALLY PROVOKE is wrong. But there's NOTHING WRONG
with being ATTRACTIVE, and there's A DIFFERENCE.
LOOKING UGLY, defeated, and depressed has
never won a soul to Jesus and NEVER WILL.
not least, whatever
legitimate job you find yourself doing,
you should do it AS WELL AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN.
don't care if your employer is a believer or
unbeliever. I don't care if he uses bad language, or
uses the Name of Jesus in vain, drinks, or has bad
If he does, that's all the more reason
FOR YOU TO SHINE and SHOW HIM (OR HER) the Jesus that
lives in you.
There's no reason and NO EXCUSE
for half-hearted or shoddy performance.
you're smart, you'll be SO GOOD at your job that you
become INDISPENSABLE to your employer.
ALWAYS good advice, but even more so in a struggling
Like it or not, we REPRESENT JESUS:
If we want OTHERS
TO BELIEVE that Jesus is REAL,
then WE have
to BE REAL.
START A MINISTRY
"I would love to
preach the Word of God... BUT",
"I would love to start a ministry... BUT",
I'd love to bring souls to Salvation... BUT":
these are statements we often hear.
when someone is REALLY CALLED by God, there's little,
if any, premeditation: we do what we do BECAUSE WE
CANNOT HELP OURSELVES.
We are COMPELLED to
We JUST DO IT...To the point it FILLS
OUR WHOLE LIVES.
Do you think that Peter and
Andrew, or John and James DREAMED ABOUT being
preachers? Do you think they had wanted all of their
lives to RISK THEIR NECKS for Someone they
didn't even KNOW?
Nothing, I assure you, was farther from their
were minding their own business, oblivious to
spiritual things, when Jesus showed up and simply said
Matthew, likewise, had a lucrative job as a tax
collector. He probably thought he'd be doing it for
the rest of his life, until Jesus appeared, and he
INSTANTLY abandoned tax collecting in favor of soul
Peter, John, James and Andrew were
no longer fishers OF FISH, but
The rest is HISTORY, or His Story.
NOT EVERYONE is called into FULL TIME ministry, as
these men were.
However, EVERY BELIEVER CAN
and SHOULD minister.
EVERY BELIEVER can and should help others and win
This may be hard to believe based on the
example set by certain "ministers" today, but TO
"MINISTER" MEANS "TO SERVE".
Both words used
for "minister" in the New Testament mean "servant":
The Greek word leitourgos: means
A PUBLIC SERVANT, one who discharges a public office AT
HIS OWN EXPENSE.
The word diakonos (from
which we get the English word "deacon") also means
"SERVANT": It actually means "to kick up dust", as one
would do RUNNING AN ERRAND for another.
Testament also uses the word doulos to
refer to ministers of Christ which ACTUALLY MEANS "SLAVE".
paradox for you: SLAVES OF CHRIST are THE
FREEST PEOPLE ON EARTH.
Problem with 99% of modern "ministers" IS THEY'RE
NOT SLAVES of Christ. Hence, they BECOME ENSLAVED by
"THINGS". They become SLAVES OF THIS WORLD. Selah.
EVERY believer in
Christ is called TO SERVE in some capacity, if not ALL
of the time, then SOME of the time.
I know most
people think in terms of preaching to a large crowd,
as we used to see in the Billy Graham and other
"Crusades", but most of the soul winning in the early
Church was done BY INDIVIDUALS, who simply
DEMONSTRATED and shared their faith with a friend,
neighbor, family member, employer, or someone they
Matter of fact, until the Edict of
Toleration was issued by Constantine in 313 A.D., it
was AGAINST THE LAW to practice or speak publicly
about the Christian faith. It could VERY EASILY cost
someone their life, and often DID.
and the other apostles got away with it early on
because the belief in Jesus was not yet widely known,
and was viewed as a branch of Judaism.
in Jesus spread throughout the Empire, they had to
resort to meeting in believers' homes in order to
preach and teach.
In fact, Peter, Paul, and
most of their fellow apostles, with the notable
exception of John, were
martyred for their preaching.
because Domitian WASN'T ABLE TO fry John to a crisp in
hot oil - as the wicked bastard attempted to do -
don't think for a moment that John had it "easy". Life
in Patmos, which was a penal colony, was NO PICNIC.
The Early Church gained converts ONE
AT A TIME.
And they turned the then-known world UPSIDE DOWN
with the Gospel. Glory to His Name!
NOT HAVE Twitter, Facebook, cell phones, Ipods, Ipads,
Internet, TV, videos, DVD's, CD's, MP3's, or any of
the modern conveniences we enjoy.
EVEN HAVE CARS. Their method of transportation was
usually on foot or, if they were lucky, on horse,
donkey or camel. Long distance travel was done on
rickety "ships" propelled BY OARS.
EMBARRASSING TO COMPARE what
those men and women DID FOR CHRIST with
do today WITH
Most people will never stand in an auditorium
behind a podium and address a large crowd.
win souls today THE SAME WAY believers did in the
first century: ONE
AT A TIME.
By DEMONSTRATING (LIVING) our faith on a
day-to-day basis and sharing Christ with friends,
relatives, neighbors, co-workers, someone we met at a
meeting, party, or some other social gathering.
Each soul is
PRECIOUS to our Lord,
since IT'S THAT VERY SOUL that He died on the cross,
and poured out His sacred Blood for.
NO EXCUSE, therefore, for not devoting AT LEAST A
SMALL PORTION of our time and energy TO
SERVING our Lord and others.
SAY you want to preach or you want to SERVE (minister)
or you WANT to win souls... THEN TAKE ALL THE "BUTS"
OUT of your declaration, and JUST
EVEN IF each of us brought ONLY
ONE SOUL to
our ENTIRE LIVES,
our earthly existence would be not only justified, but
WELL WORTH its trials and challenges.
One of the saddest
things I see in ministry is people, both saved and
unsaved, WHO LACK
PURPOSE AND DIRECTION in life.
around aimlessly, frittering away their time and
instead of putting them to useful and rewarding
lives are dull, empty, and devoid of fun and
No wonder so many
unbelievers THINK that being Christian is boring.
That's yet ANOTHER LIE that religion has sold us.
more exciting than KNOWING Jesus, having an on-going
connection with Him, talking to Him, listening to Him,
experiencing His Presence and, carrying out His will.
I wouldn't change
this marvelous privilege for
anything in this world.
Every person is
born FOR A PURPOSE.
Every child of God
That purpose is to
be of SERVICE to Christ and OTHERS.
How, then, can we
find our purpose? How can we know God's perfect will
for our lives?
We set ourselves
apart and commune with the Holy Spirit.
We ASK Him. We
tune in to His Spirit, and wait for His answer.
God has uniquely equipped each of us to fulfill
Find your purpose and you'll
NEVER be bored or lonely.
Matthew 6:21 says "where
your treasure is, there will your heart be also".
The opposite is
also true: where
your heart is, there is your purpose (treasure)
Our purpose is THE
MANIFESTATION OF Christ IN US.
What is the
ONE THING in
the Kingdom of God that you love to do?
The ONE THING you
than ANYONE else?
The ONE THING you
would do even
WITHOUT GETTING PAID?
The ONE THING you
CAN'T HELP but do?
The thing that EXCITES
YOU AND MOTIVATES YOU ABOVE all else?
When you ask the
Holy Spirit, He will confirm it and bear witness to
Once we find our
may need a little refining.
experience rarely results in perfectly polished and
Most of us emerge
from the spiritual womb as
diamonds in the rough.
Most of us will
need a little faceting (cutting) and a little polish
IN ORDER TO SHINE.
The same Holy
Spirit, who brought about the New Birth in us, will
take care of cutting, polishing, and REFINING us into
priceless jewels if we yield to Him.
The end of the
age is upon us.
spend your final days on this earth in confusion, out
of focus and staring vacantly.
Ask Jesus to reveal
Allow Him to use you for
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26,
JESUS OR RELIGION
Peter said to him,
LEFT EVERYTHING to
follow you!" (Mark 10:28)
"NO ONE can
serve TWO MASTERS. Either he will hate the one and
love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and
despise the other"... (Matthew 6:24).
Jesus said NO
ONE can serve TWO masters.
NO ONE means NO -
single day of my life I
hear from people who SAY that Jesus is their "master",
but HAVE ANOTHER MASTER.
That "OTHER master" is usually their man or woman INVENTED
They CLAIM to be "followers of Jesus" but, when
push comes to shove, THEIR TRUE MASTER is always
And, tragically, it's
It's always their
MORTAL FABRICATED RELIGION that comes out on top.
When we (figuratively speaking) push these people
AGAINST THE WALL and they have to choose either Jesus
or their denomination, the
latter ALWAYS PREVAILS.
FICTITIOUS sect FOR
NOTHING AND NO ONE!!!
Not even for THE ONE they FALSELY
Lord" (Matthew 7:22).
If Jesus WERE TRULY
NUMBER ONE in
their lives, they would REALIZE that they need NOTHING
ELSE and NO ONE ELSE.
They would realize that Jesus IS SUFFICIENT.
They would realize that THEY CANNOT
realize that they NEED NOT ADD rituals, works,
commandment keeping, law keeping, circumcision,
Sabbath keeping, water baptism, religion, OR ANYTHING
not ADD to
WHAT JESUS ALREADY SAID in His Holy written Word
And they wouldn't
even HESITATE to ABANDON their
MANUFACTURED religion FOR JESUS, JESUS, and
You SAY that
Jesus is "your master": PROVE
LEAVE ALL ELSE
That's what ALL His disciples were
required to do 2,000 years ago (Matthew 4:22; 9:9;
That's what ALL His disciples are
required to do TODAY.
Jesus TOLD US that IT'S
IMPOSSIBLE to serve TWO masters:
We will ALWAYS
love THE ONE MORE
Those who serve two masters, REALLY
They're just TOO HYPOCRITE to admit it.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25,
THE ELUSIVE TEMPLE
The closer we get
eschatological timeline given in Scripture,
the more people ask "where's the temple"?
we're THAT CLOSE to the end of the age, then WHY
haven't we seen its reconstruction?
God's Word leaves
no doubt that there will be a third temple in
8:13-14; 11:31; Matthew 24:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:4;
It's also clear that the
third temple's presence on Mount Moriah will
be short lived.
It will be replaced with a MUCH LARGER temple
during the Millennium which will be roughly one square
mile in size and encompass nearly all of the Old City
and the area immediately to the north-northwest
description and specifications are given in chapters
40-47 of the Book of Ezekiel.
temple, therefore, will exist only
than 4 years) and, while daily offerings will be made
there for a short time, and prayer made around its
main purpose seems to be the fulfillment of those
predict the suspension of the daily offerings and the
installation of the idol referred to as the
Abomination of Desolation.
Its existence seems
to be tied almost entirely to being desecrated by the
Daniel 9:27 conveys that, because
of the extreme abominations (plural) that went on in
the second temple, it would be made desolate and
remain desolate UNTIL the time of the end.
Sure enough, it was destroyed and made desolate in 70
A.D. and its location has remained that way for 1,942
The Bible tells us there will be a third
temple. The Bible, to the best of my current
TELL US HOW it gets there.
Zechariah 6:12-13 - which I've shared before -
tells us the
man named the Branch will
build the temple of the Lord:
"And speak unto
him, saying, Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold
the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up
in his place, and he shall build the temple of the
shall build the temple of the LORD; and he
shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his
he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel
of peace shall be between them both".
where it gets interesting:
Jesus is called the
Isaiah 4:2; 11:1 and Jeremiah 33:15.
Antichrist is also called "abominable branch"
in Isaiah 14:19.
is Zechariah 6:12-13 referring to?
Even if we
assume it's referring to Jesus, which temple(s) does
the prophecy refer to? Does it refer to God's
spiritual temple (the Church), to the Millennial (4th)
Temple, or both? Does it also refer to the third
temple, the one Antichrist will desecrate? Or,
perhaps, it refers to ALL THREE?
It's HARD TO
BELIEVE that Jesus would build the third temple simply
to have His archenemy profane it.
ASSUME the third temple will
be built by Jews.
However, I haven't found A SINGLE SCRIPTURE that says
That may well be the case and we
CANNOT, at this point, rule out that possibility.
How long would it take to rebuild? Keeping in mind
that the ancient temples DID NOT have electricity or
conventional plumbing, that building regulations in
Israel are in general far fewer and less complicated
than those in the U.S., and with the advantages
afforded by modern equipment, it
might take 5-9 months.
the Ark of the Covenant, the Temple Institute in
Jerusalem has already made all the temple furnishings,
utensils and even priestly garments.
also drawn architectural blueprints.
quickly Jews can accomplish something when
they put their minds to it.
could begin EVEN BEFORE the temple's completion, on
the altar of sacrifice WHICH ALREADY EXISTS : http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/132664
The Two Witnesses could be instrumental since they
always appear in Scripture in connection, or close
proximity to, the rebuilt temple (Zechariah 4:1-14;
They'll possess a wide
variety of supernatural powers, and could certainly
speed things up.
We cannot discount that God
may sovereignly cause some sort of temple to appear
instantaneously. After all, MUCH STRANGER SUPERNATURAL
things will happen during the tribulation.
However, I was recently re-reading the 4th century
manuscript of Ephrem
the Syrian and
what it says in regards to the temple hit my spirit
like a ton of bricks.
literature, such as this, must always be taken with a
grain of salt,
since it's NOT INFALLIBLE like the Bible, he offers
the most interesting theory, which I quote below:
the time of the abomination of his desolation begins
having been made legal, he (meaning the Antichrist)
takes the empire, and, just as it is said in the
Psalm... the Moabites and the Ammanites (modern
meet him first as their king (this
could explain Daniel 11:41). Therefore, when he
(Antichrist) receives the kingdom, he
orders the temple of God to be rebuilt for himself,
which is in Jerusalem; who,
after coming into it, he shall sit as God and order
that he be adored by all nations, since
he is carnal and filthy and mixed with worthless
spirit and flesh".
Daniel 11:31 seems
to support this teaching.
I must say I hadn't
considered that possibility before, but it's an
If unsubstantiated rumors are
true that this creep made a replica of the Ark of the
Covenant which he has kept in his tomb, it would make
LOTS OF SENSE that
he would have a "temple" built in order to house it
and so he could sit on it as God,
precisely as 2 Thessalonians 2:4 says.
don't know HOW the
third temple gets there, and neither does anyone else.
But just because IT HASN'T APPEARED, don't ASSUME
that the other end-time prophetic events can't be
HOW the third temple comes into being
remains one of the great Bible prophecy mysteries.
When God created
the earth it was all
one single land mass surrounded
by water (Genesis 1:9).
Shortly after the
flood, the earth was divided into two major land
masses that we know today as the American Continent or
Western Hemisphere, and another even larger mass
comprising ALL THE REST.
This is explained in
"And to Eber were born two
sons: the name of one was Peleg
his days WAS THE EARTH DIVIDED"...
this fact with Moses and, by extension, with the rest
of us, around 1,400 B.C.
It took science
some 3,370 years to prove that what the Bible had said
all along is actually true.
discovery of the earth's tectonic plates, plus
continental and oceanic crusts, proved
this fact beyond any doubt.
the Bible and science aside, one does not have to be a
genius to figure this out. It's rather obvious.
I remember as a young teen theorizing that Africa
had once been attached to South America, because the
outline of these two land masses seemed identical.
By way of confession (don't laugh now) as an
adult, I actually took a map, cut it all up as though
it were a jigsaw puzzle and actually pasted Africa
into South America and Europe into North America verifying,
once and for all, that they fit together perfectly.
I'm sharing this because the Bible promises the
"restoration of all things" (Acts
ALL THINGS would
land being lumped back together into
one gigantic mass.
the process of geographical rearrangement begins at
the Rapture, when the 6th seal is opened.
often missed part of this passage is that "heaven
departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and
EVERY MOUNTAIN and ISLAND were MOVED OUT OF THEIR
PLACES" (Revelation 6:14).
Further changes to
the geographic landscape take place in Revelation
"The seventh angel poured out his
bowl into the air... Then there came flashes of
lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and A SEVERE
EARTHQUAKE. NO EARTHQUAKE like it has EVER occurred
since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the
The great city (Jerusalem) split into
three parts, and the cities of the nations
collapsed...EVERY ISLAND FLED AWAY and the
MOUNTAINS could not be found".
If you think
recent quakes in Chile, New Zealand and Japan have
been bad, this will be the granddaddy of them all.
What this means is that, during the coming
tribulation, the world won't be anything like what we
Besides nuclear war, economic
collapse, food and water shortages, and death on an
unprecedented scale (around TWO BILLION people), the
earth's land mass will be REUNITED, causing all the
major powers (U.S., Russia, China, EU) to become
vulnerable and severely damaged and leaving only the
CENTRAL part of the earth, namely the Middle East and
nations bordering on the Mediterranean, as the only
portions largely unscathed.
History will once
again focus on that
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23,
"These things have
I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son
of God; THAT YOU MAY KNOW THAT YOU
HAVE ETERNAL LIFE...
we are in him that is true, even in his
Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal
John 5:13, 20).
Eternal Life means
we've ALWAYS been ONE WITH the Eternal God.
Our carnal and
finite minds tend to think of Salvation or Eternal
Life in terms of "FROM THE MOMENT we were born again" FORWARD
into the "future".
order to be TRULY ETERNAL, it must have been ALWAYS.
It must have been
lack of better terms in our fragmented human language)
past", ETERNAL PRESENT and "eternity future".
My dear brothers
and sisters, do you realize THE ENORMITY of this
Do you see what
It means we
PRE-EXISTED in/with God since before the foundation of
the world (Job
It means we were
CHOSEN AND PREDESTINED in Him also
before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4,5).
It means we've
ALWAYS BEEN saved.
It means Salvation
(Eternal Life) CANNOT BE LOST.
If we COULD "lose
wouldn't be eternal AT ALL... Would it?
Think about it:
if, as legalistic heretics, would have us believe our
ACTIONS (law keeping, 10 Commandment keeping, Sabbath
keeping) could play a role in our Salvation...
If, as they wrongly
could be saved one moment, and lost the next, based on
our good or bad behavior...
It would mean WE
NEVER HAD ETERNAL LIFE (SALVATION) to begin with!!!
Revelation 13:8 tells us Jesus
was slain BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. Glory
to Him forever!
The moment in
space-time when we became born-again is
when THE SALVATION WE'VE ALWAYS HAD MANIFESTED in this
TEMPORARY earth realm (Acts
But as far as God's
concerned, WE'VE ALWAYS HAD IT.
From this world's
perspective it may SEEM LIKE we've chosen Jesus, but
He Himself told us that THE ONLY REASON we "choose
Him" is BECAUSE HE
FIRST CHOSE US (John
Which PROVES - once
and for all - that Salvation
CANNOT be "earned" and CANNOT be "lost".
The ONLY ALTERNATIVE
to ETERNAL security is
Eternal insecurity is
That's why you
can't do anything to "earn" eternal life.
work for it.
As the beloved John
told us 2,000 years ago, Jesus
IS Eternal Life.
He (Jesus) CANNOT
He is THE
ONE TRUE, ETERNAL God.
You either HAVE
HIM (who IS Eternal Life) or YOU DON'T.
We either ALWAYS
had Him, from the eons of "eternity past" or WE NEVER
Salvation (Jesus) HAS
ALWAYS BEEN OURS.
We have ALWAYS
We are saved now,
because WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN!
Glory to the
Eternal One who IS our Salvation now and for the
eternity of eternities !!! Amen.
NOTHING BUT PRAISE
"Make a joyful
noise unto the Lord... Serve the Lord with gladness:
come before His Presence with singing...
Enter into His
gates WITH THANKSGIVING, and unto His courts with
THANKFUL UNTO HIM,
AND BLESS HIS NAME" (Psalm 100:1-2, 4).
"Worthy is the
Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and
wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!
To him who sits on
the throne and to the Lamb be
praise and honor and glory and power, forever and
good and perfect gift comes from above,
from the Father of lights" (James 1:17)
the Lord, O my soul; all that is within me, all my
innermost being, praise his holy name"
"Praise the LORD, O
my soul. O
LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with
splendor and majesty" (Psalm
"Now unto the King
eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be
honor and glory forever and ever.
Amen". (1 Timothy 1:17).
Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout
all ages, world without end.
Amen" (Ephesians 3:21).
"My mouth will
speak in praise of the LORD. Let
every creature praise His Holy Name forever and ever"
be to the name of God forever and ever; wisdom and
power are His"
are worthy to
take the scroll and to open its seals, because you
were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for
God from every tribe and language and people and
nation" (Revelation 5:9).
belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the
Lamb" (Revelation 7:10).
"God, the blessed
and only Ruler, the
King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal
and who lives in unapproachable light,
whom no one has seen or can see. To
Him be honor and might forever.
Amen" (1 Timothy 6:15-16).
"Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength
be to our God forever and ever. Amen!" (Revelation
"The kingdom of
this world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of
his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever"
"Your kingdom is
a kingdom of all ages: and your dominion endures
throughout all generations" (Psalm 145:13).
"We give thanks to
you, Lord God Almighty, the
One who is and who was, because
you have taken your great power and have reigned"
holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of
his glory" (Isaiah 6:3).
US) "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
"Blessed is the King of Israel!" (John 12:13).
"But grow in
grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever.
Amen" (2 Peter 3:18).
"It is of the
LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his
compassions fail not. They are new every morning:
great is your faithfulness. The LORD is my portion,
says my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The
LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul
that seeks him" (Lamentations
"In EVERY THING GIVE THANKS: for
this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning
"To the only wise
God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and
power, both now and forever. Amen". (Jude 1:25).
You simply can't
praise Jesus, from your heart, and not feel better.
You cannot praise
Him without being filled with joy.
You simply CAN'T
lift Him up, without ELEVATING YOURSELF IN THE
You know WHY?
If you're born
again, He's NOT "out there somewhere".
He's "IN" HERE,
meaning in the deepest recesses of your being.
Jesus and you ARE
INSEPARABLE (Romans 8:35, 38-39).
When you praise
Him, thank Him and lift Him up, you automatically LIFT
YOURSELF UP as well.
You don't have to have a
gray Thanksgiving, or a blue Christmas, when you can
ALWAYS praise Him.
"Let EVERYTHING THAT HAS
THE LORD" (Psalm 150:5).
"Unto Him be
glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all
ages, world without end. Amen". (Ephesians 3:21).
THE ONE WHO RETURNED
Luke 17:11-19 tells
the story of 10
Jesus encountered en route to Jerusalem.
outcasts. They were considered unclean, and highly
They were segregated
from the general population,
had to live in designated areas, outside
in dire conditions, and were
required to shout "unclean! unclean!" TO WARN anyone
that came remotely near them [Leviticus
When they saw Jesus
at a distance they shouted "Jesus,
Master, have mercy on us".
answered that they should "show themselves to the
priests" [Leviticus 14:1-9].
Verse 14 tells us
THEY WENT, they were cleansed".
All ten were healed
What a blessing it
was! This meant they
were no longer afflicted. They were now HEALTHY.
They'd no longer be
disfigured, or lose part of their hands or face.
They'd no longer be despised, suffer hunger, or
live in isolation. They could work, join other
citizens, and live regular lives. No longer would they
be stigmatized or alienated from society.
ONE of the ten came
and glorifying God,
for this GREAT MIRACLE, fell down at Jesus' feet, and
GAVE THANKS to Him.
The one that
returned wasn't even Jewish. He
This poor guy was,
no doubt, doubly
despised: one, for having leprosy, and two, for being
7:24-30; John 4:9].
looked down on in Israel, even
Jesus' had this to
say [verse 17]: "were
there not 10 cleansed? But WHERE ARE THE NINE"?
"WHERE ARE THE
NINE", indeed. What
a sad commentary on religious ingratitude!
This has been a
rough year in many ways, for many people.
we still have A
be THANKFUL FOR.
We still live in
the greatest nation on earth.
We still enjoy
freedom and prosperity that few others possess.
And ALL OF US, who
know Jesus, have been INSTANTLY CURED of spiritual
leprosy, when we received Him into our hearts.
THAT, if nothing
else, is worth being VERY,
VERY [ETERNALLY] GRATEFUL FOR.
THAT, if nothing
worth falling on our faces, at Jesus' feet, and saying
"THANK YOU, Lord".
As we gather with
our families and loved ones tomorrow, the designated
day of Thanks Giving, and EVERY DAY of our lives, let's
NOT be like the ungrateful 9, but LIKE THE ONE WHO
Let's say, from the
bottom of our hearts, "THANK YOU, JESUS!"
YOUR GOD WILL BOW
"As I live, says
the Lord, EVERY
KNEE shall bow to me, and EVERY
TONGUE shall confess to God" (Romans
"At the name of
Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things
under the earth; and
EVERY TONGUE WILL confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to
the glory of God the Father" (Philippians 2:10-11).
Is your "god" in
He will bow to
Is he on
Is he, perhaps, UNDER
He'll bow to Jesus.
Is your god Allah?
He'll bow to Jesus.
Is it Hare
Is it Buddha?
Is it Lao
It is Confucius?
Do you know WHY?
ALL DEAD, and Jesus is ALIVE!
NOT God, and HE IS!
False prophets will
bow to Jesus, too:
Mohammed will bow
Joseph Smith will
bow to Jesus.
Brigham Young will
bow to Jesus.
So will Ellen G. White, Herbert
W. Armstrong, Charles Taze Russell, William Campbell,
Mary Bakker Eddy, and the most infamous false prophet
of all, the treacherous Judas.
Those who FOLLOW false
gods and false prophets will bow, as well.
Atheists will bow, agnostics will bow, New Agers will
bow, and Baha'is will bow.
I DIDN'T say they
and you will bow TO
I said they and you will bow TO
You can blindly
serve liars and losers, and end up in the lake of
fire, along with them.
Or you can serve THE
WINNER, the One true God, the
ONLY ONE WHO LOVED YOU ENOUGH TO DIE FOR YOU, AND POURED
OUT HIS TOTALLY DIVINE BLOOD in order to save you.
EVEN IF you
reject Jesus and are lost for eternity, YOU'LL
STILL HAVE TO confess that Jesus is Lord and bow your
knee before His Holy Name.
HAVE TO DO SO ANYWAY,
you have two choices:
1. You can be FORCED to
do it, whether
you want to or not.
2. Or you
can do it GLADLY AND WILLINGLY by
acknowledging Jesus' Deity and receiving Him as Savior
Your "god" can
but he (or "she") can't
Even in hell itself,
bow to my Jesus.
Even in perdition their
lying tongues WILL
HAVE TO CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD.
And so will
Will your god bow,or
is your God the One all others WILL
THE MYTH OF
been a country or
state named Palestine, and there never will be.
So-called "Palestinians" are simply Arabs from
neighboring countries, who OCCUPIED the territory of
ancient Israel after Israel was dispersed and ceased
from being a nation.
Their former leader and
founder of the PLO Yasser Arafat was an
for Pete's sake!!!
Palestinians take their name
from the ancient Philistines, who were widely regarded
as Israel's worst enemies.
Following the Bar
Kokhba revolt by the Jews in 135 A.D. and through 390
A.D., Roman Emperor Hadrian named THE ENTIRE PROVINCE
of Judea, INCLUDING SYRIA AND LEBANON,
He did this in order to
further annoy and humiliate the Jews who, from that
time, were FORBIDDEN to enter or even VISIT Jerusalem,
except on their anniversary of their both their
temples' destructions (Tisha B'Av).
"Palestinians" COULD HAVE declared their independence,
or "statehood" AT ANY TIME prior to 1947 and DIDN'T.
They were happy to
live as WHAT THEY REALLY ARE, Arabs, SUBJECT TO the
When Britain defeated the Ottoman Turks in 1917
under the command of General Edmund Allenby, THESE
ARABS (that we now call "Palestinians") WERE ALLOWED
TO REMAIN there.
And when the League of
Nations (presently known as the "United Nations")
offered statehood to Israel in 1947, statehood was
also offered to the so-called "Palestinians". While
Israel promptly accepted, THEY DECLINED.
the talk about a "two-state solution" is pure baloney.
They COULD HAVE declared themselves an independent
state during all those centuries WHEN THEY
former territory and DIDN'T.
even OFFERED statehood by the League of Nations and
The Bible is clear about their future:
When Israel is forced to flee into the wilderness
during the 3½ year reign of Antichrist, Palestinians
will THINK they'll have its territories, including
Jerusalem, all to themselves, but
their gladness will be short-lived.
Jesus will return
42 months later and
STRAIGHTEN THINGS OUT IN the Middle East -- ONCE
AND FOR ALL.
According to Joel 3:1-8, when Jesus restores Judah
and Jerusalem, He
will judge the nations round about: He
will judge Lebanon and, ESPECIALLY, the
He will judge them for selling
the people of Judah and Jerusalem who try to escape,
EVEN CHILDREN, to the Greeks who, led by the risen
Alexander, will once again become Israel's enemies.
Alexander and his armies will be INSTANTLY
defeated by the returning Christ on Rosh Hashanah
re-gather all Israel, from all over the world into
gave them AS ETERNAL POSSESSION (Genesis
15:18-21; 17:8), and will
relocate so-called Palestinians to Saudi Arabia, where
they will be assimilated into its population.
be any "Palestinians"
during the Millennium. They'll be called "Saudis", or
by their true name "Arabs".
As I said before, there's NEVER BEEN a country
SUCH THING AS "a
There never was. There never
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18,
WHERE'S SATAN TODAY?
Most people have
heard the traditional teaching that Satan "was
cast out of heaven" when
he rebelled against God.
Unlike the Almighty,
Satan ISN'T omnipresent.
If he got cast out of heaven, WHERE
IS HE TODAY?
The answer will surprise many of you:
He's BACK IN THE
That's NOT what I was taught in
I know. Isn't THAT sad?
Isn't it sad that 95% of "Sunday schools" are
spiritual kindergarten FOR ADULTS?
the ignorant leading the extremely ignorant.
Most Sunday School Quarterlies aren't worth the
paper they're printed on. They're spiritual illiteracy
all the way.
Being able to name the 7 deacons
in the Book of Acts won't
help you in the least when
a loved one gets sick, when you're facing a trial,
when you have to answer for your faith, or when you
try to win someone to Christ.
says that Lucifer "fell from heaven" because of his
rebellion against God. That's
why he was ON EARTH when he tempted Eve.
the Bible is also clear that, after he fell, HE
REGAINED ACCESS TO HEAVEN THROUGH MAN'S FALL.
Man was created and given DOMINION OVER the
his authority went all the way up to
JUST BELOW the Throne of the Almighty.
8:5 clearly says that God
made man "a little lower" than Himself.
James Bible reads "a little lower than the angels" but
the Hebrew word is not malakim (angels)
but ELOHIM, which means GOD.
When Adam (female
and male) GAVE IN TO Satan's TEMPTATION, man's
authority over the earth and much of the heavenly
realm was transferred to Satan.
Thus Satan regained
access to heaven as
clearly shown in the Book of Job 1:6-7 where, after
man's fall, SATAN SHOWS UP IN HEAVEN ONCE AGAIN among
the "sons of God".
Matter of fact, Satan sort
of rubbed this fact in Jesus' face when he tempted
"The devil led Him up to a high mountain
and showed Him in an instant all
the kingdoms of the world. And
he said to Him, "I will give you ALL THEIR AUTHORITY
AND SPLENDOR, FOR
IT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ME, AND I CAN GIVE IT TO ANYONE I
That's also why the Book of
Hebrews plainly tells us THAT HEAVENLY
THINGS HAD TO be PURIFIED with
NO LESS THAN THE BLOOD OF LAST ADAM, our Lord Jesus
"IT WAS therefore NECESSARY that
the patterns of things in the heavens SHOULD BE
PURIFIED with these (animal blood); but THE
HEAVENLY THINGS THEMSELVES with
better sacrifices than these" (with the Blood of God
Himself, Hebrews 9:23).
Man's sin CONTAMINATED THE
ENTIRE REALM over which man had dominion.
that Satan, through man's sin, sneaked back into
heaven is clearly expressed, again, in Ephesians 6:12:
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against THE
RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL
WICKEDNESS IN HEAVENLY PLACES".
in Revelation 12:7-9:
"And there was war in
heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the
dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And
prevailed not; NEITHER WAS
THEIR PLACE FOUND IN HEAVEN ANY MORE.
And the great dragon WAS CAST OUT, that old
serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceives the
whole world: he
was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast
out with him".
verses clearly show that Satan will
be cast out of heaven again, this time FOR GOOD.
he's thrown out of heaven and down to the earth FOR
THE FINAL time that he stands on the seashore and is
allowed to bring his Antichrist up and out of the
bottomless pit (Revelation
The creep knows,
at that point, that "his time is short" (Revelation
Three and a half years, to be exact.
So Satan is lurking around the atmosphere, seeking
whom he may devour -- AND IF WORLD EVENTS ARE ANY
INDICATION -- HE'S QUITE BUSY -- UNTIL MICHAEL
THROWS HIM OUT.
And, according to Revelation
WILL throw him and his angels OUT and down to earth,
when the glorified Church appears in heaven.
spend eternity in the lake of fire, where he belongs
(Revelation 20:10; Matthew 25:41).
glad that God predetermined
THE END since
TROUBLE IN GAZA
doubtlessly heard, in the past few days Israel has
come under a barrage of rocket fire from Hamas, the
terrorist organization that ousted the PLO and now
rules the Gaza strip.
As of this
writing OVER 500 rockets have been fired into tiny
Israel, mostly aimed at major population centers
including Tel Aviv and even Holy Jerusalem.
You see, Islamic
terrorists only consider Jerusalem "sacred" when it's
self-serving: Whenever they want to call Jews
"occupiers", and claim ownership to the Holy City,
then it's sacred. When they want to fire rockets to
destroy Jewish life, then it's NOT so sacred.
They have killed
at least three and injured about 70, including a
couple of innocent Jewish babies.
Israel's Iron Dome defense system has intercepted and
destroyed many of those incoming rockets which would
have OTHERWISE CAUSED ENORMOUS CASUALTIES, a large
portion of Israel's population has been forced into
Imagine for a
moment what it's like living in a TINY country - only
263 miles long from north to south and only 9-71 miles
from east to west (by way of reference, you could fit
the State of Israel into the State of Florida 8 TIMES)
- surrounded by hostile enemies on all sides, WHO WANT
TO WIPE THEM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH, where you
could be having a cup of coffee one moment and
suddenly an alarm siren goes off and you
have 15 SECONDS to seek cover in a bomb shelter.
unfortunately, has become a
way of life in
Israel has been
carrying out surgical air strikes designed to take out
the rocket launching pads, and some of the major
military leaders of this terrorist organization.
As of this
writing the IDF has called 75,000 of its reserves, and
is massing near Gaza for a potential ground assault
against these hateful terrorists. If that happens,
this confrontation will erupt into all-out war.
isn't the first time that the State of Israel has been
under attack from its Arab neighbors, and I'm
sorry to say that it won't be the last time.
While Israel has
emerged victorious in all previous conflicts, it now
faces a DIFFERENT Middle East.
A LOT has changed
since it declared statehood in 1948.
Back then nobody
had heard of "suicide bombers". Weapons were not as
sophisticated nor did they have their present range.
Iran wasn't on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons.
And they weren't hemmed in between TWO terrorist
organizations, Hamas in the south and Hezbollah in the
north, with Syria going through a bloody civil war on
the northeast, which could very easily spill over into
For over 30
years, the 1979 Camp David peace treaty with Egypt had
held up, and although it was a "cold peace", it was
preferable to a "hot war" and provided a measure of
stability in this otherwise very volatile region.
last year's ousting of Mubarak, the treaty with Egypt
is presently hanging by a thread, and the only thing
preventing it from altogether going bust is U.S. $$$$$
given to the Islamic Brotherhood, the terrorist
organization that presently rules Egypt, as "foreign
Although the name
of this terrorist organization is an acronym, "Hamas"
in Arabic means "enthusiasm" or "zeal", but in
Hebrew it means "VIOLENCE".
WHAT BETTER NAME
for a bunch of VIOLENT, bloody terrorists?
The word hamas is
found in the Bible several times, most notably in the
6th chapter of Genesis:
The earth also was
corrupt before God, and THE
EARTH WAS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE (hamas)...
And God looked
upon the earth, and, behold, IT WAS CORRUPT; for ALL
FLESH HAD CORRUPTED THEIR WAY upon the earth.
And God said unto
END OF ALL FLESH IS COME BEFORE ME;
for THE EARTH IS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE (hamas)
through them; and, behold, I
WILL DESTROY THEM WITH THE EARTH. (Genesis
And He did. God
destroyed the world back then (some 5,000 years ago)
with a flood.
Thank God that
"Noah FOUND GRACE in the eyes of the Lord" (Genesis
ALWAYS BEEN, and WILL ALWAYS BE, BY GRACE ALONE (Ephesians
The name Noah
means "rest" or "comfort" (Genesis 5:29).
As soon as the
flood began, Noah, his immediate family, and countless
animals, found REST and were all kept safely inside
the ark BY THE SHEER GRACE OF OUR WONDERFUL SAVIOR and
So, what does all
this have to do with current events?
We are, without a
doubt, living at the "time of the end".
Jesus compared the
days JUST PRIOR TO HIS APPEARING in the clouds to
the days of Noah (Matthew
24:37-42; Luke 17:26-37).
shouldn't surprise us that the same conditions that
prevailed in the world He destroyed back then, should
be present IN OUR WORLD TODAY:
1. The whole
world is CORRUPT.
2. It's FILLED WITH
3. "All flesh"
has corrupted their way.
4. God had
decided to DESTROY that world, as He has likewise
DECIDED TO DESTROY THIS ONE, not with water, but WITH
FIRE (2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 8:7).
He destroyed the
wicked back then and He will do so now.
5. We even have A
TERRORIST ORGANIZATION named Hamas, the very same word
God uses to describe the "days of Noah" in Genesis
6. Only those
who, like Noah, FIND GRACE in the eyes of the Lord
will enter into His REST.
We are ON THE BRINK
of Jesus appearing, the Church vanishing, and the
Have you, like
Noah, FOUND GRACE in the eyes of God?
If not, please
don't wait ANOTHER SECOND.
Give your heart
to Jesus RIGHT NOW. Invite our lovely Savior TO ENTER
YOUR HEART AND LIFE and SAVE YOU.
The same One who
saved Noah and
his family back then, will
save you and your family TODAY.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16,
GIVEN TO GENTILES
Revelation 11:1, 2
predicts a third temple in Jerusalem, and then makes a
most puzzling statement:
"Go and measure the
temple of God and the altar,
and count the worshipers there. But EXCLUDE THE OUTER
COURT; do not measure it, because IT
HAS BEEN GIVEN to the Gentiles".
For years I wondered what that meant. Would Israel
negotiate part of the Old City away?
If not, WHO
would GIVE the
court outside the temple to
traditional thinking about the Temple Mount, it didn't
make any sense.
Once we find The Truth, what
this prophecy means becomes quite clear.
I've shared on the website for 6 years (Myth #30, home
page) the so-called "Temple Mount" is NOT the location
where Solomon's temple (a/k/a the "first" temple) or
Zerubabbel's temple (a/k/a the "second" temple)
The Bible is clear that the
temple was built on top of a spring of LIVING WATER.
There's only ONE such spring within a 5 mile
radius of Jerusalem and it's the Gihon Spring located
in the area known as Ophel, immediately SOUTH OF the
COULDN'T POSSIBLY have been built on the "Temple
contains only CISTERNS with STANDING water.
What, then, is this "outer court" that Jesus thru His
angel instructed John NOT to measure?
guessed it: THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
called "Temple Mount", while technically under Israeli
inexplicably GIVEN to gentiles in the aftermath of the
Six-Day War in 1967.
You would THINK that, after so many bloody
confrontations, and after 1,967 years of FORBIDDEN
ACCESS to the Mount, Israel would be all too eager to
get their beloved Temple Mount back.
forget that electrifying, spine-tingling moment on
June 7, 1967 when General Motta Gur radioed "Har
Temple Mount is in our hands!"?
thrilled, all right. But
in a controversial move that defied all logic, General
Moshe Dayan ordered that the Israeli flag that had
been raised over the Temple Mount should be
immediately lowered, that Israeli paratroopers to be
deployed at the northern part of the Mount should be
removed, and that
the place should be "entrusted to the Muslims".
He GAVE IT
to an Arab waqf, which controls the so-called "Temple
Mount" to this very day.
Since the REAL temple
mount is located JUST SOUTH OF the so-called "Temple
Mount", the latter would be considered its "outer
It has, indeed, been
GIVEN to the gentiles,
fulfillment of Jesus' Words. Praise His marvelous
Jesus didn't want it included: The two pagan
structures that stand on that "outer court", the Dome
of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque, where the FALSE god
Allah is worshiped, are
AN ABOMINATION in His sight.
Is the Word
of God AWESOME, or what?
Is He ALWAYS TRUE?
Do you see WHY I love Him/it so much?
Praise God for His stunning accuracy.
THE DOME OF THE ROCK
For years we have
heard the religious establishment - both Jewish and
Christian - repeat ad
rote theory that the Dome of the Rock sits atop "the
temple mount", and that
the Dome MUST BE TOPPLED in order for the third temple
If you've followed
this ministry for any length of time, you know that
WE'VE PROVEN, WITH THE SCRIPTURES, that
the former temples actually stood JUST SOUTH OF the
so-called "temple mount", atop the Gihon Spring, in
the area known as Ophel (Leviticus 16:23-28; 2nd
Chronicles 33:13-16; Psalms 46:4; Jeremiah 2:13;
Ezekiel 47:1; Joel 3:18; John 4:10,11; 7:14,38;
Revelation 21:2-6; 22:1,17). See Myth #31.
Even the Talmud
indicates that RUNNING "living" water was needed for
the temple's priestly ritual washings (Yoma 3:3).
ONLY source of running water in
or around Jerusalem is the Gihon Spring, south of the
While there may be
geopolitical hurdles to overcome, there
is NO MATERIAL OBSTACLE whatsoever to the erection of
a third temple.
Matter of fact,
Ezekiel 43:8 pointedly states that, there will come a
time when God's
temple and an idol temple will stand on Mount Moriah
side-by-side, separated only by a wall.
All this begs the
questions: WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE DOME? What will
happen to the Al Aksa Mosque that also sits on the
"temple mount" next to it?
Will they be
destroyed by the Jews? Will they be destroyed during
the tribulation judgments? Or, perhaps, by the
Antichrist? Will Jesus remove them at His Second
God's Word tells us
EXACTLY AND PRECISELY what will happen:
in the 7th century B.C. that Jerusalem would be
destroyed by the Babylonians (Jeremiah 12:11; 25:11;
27:22; 28:14). It
He also prophesied
that Jews would RETURN after 70 years in captivity
(Jeremiah 25:11; 29:10; Daniel 9:2). They
However, he also
prophesied that there
would come a time when Jerusalem WOULD BE REBUILT and
WOULD NEVER AGAIN BE DESTROYED (Jeremiah
We know Jerusalem
was rebuilt in Nehemiah's time and DEMOLISHED yet
again by the Romans in 70 A.D.
So, the rebuilding
that he predicted, which NEVER AGAIN would be uprooted
or destroyed, would
have to have taken place AFTER 70 A.D.
He even gave us
THE BOUNDARIES of the rebuilt city.
has this to say about biblical Jerusalem (a/k/a "the
"The days are
coming," declares the Lord, "when
THIS CITY WILL BE REBUILT for me from the Tower of
Hananel to the Corner Gate.
The measuring line will stretch from there straight to
the hill of Gareb and then turn to Goah. The WHOLE
VALLEY where dead bodies and ashes are thrown
(Hinnom), and all the terraces out to the Kidron
Valley on the east AS
FAR AS the corner of the Horse Gate, will be holy to
The city WILL
NEVER AGAIN BE UPROOTED OR DEMOLISHED."
I have outlined
in the map below (left) THE BOUNDARIES of the
Jerusalem that, according to Miah, "will never again
be uprooted or demolished" and that will be holy to
You will notice
that the so-called "temple mount", where the Dome and
the Al Aksa presently stand, conspicuously
lies OUTSIDE those boundaries.
KNOW - beyond any doubt -that the so-called "temple
holy to the Lord and ISN'T the "temple mount" AT ALL.
It's NOT EVEN PART
OF the Jerusalem that
God considers holy!!!
prophecy GUARANTEES that the Jerusalem within those
boundaries WILL NEVER AGAIN BE UPROOTED OR DESTROYED, he
gives NO SUCH ASSURANCE about the supposed "temple
mount" which is notably EXCLUDED.
Back to our
original question: WHAT HAPPENS to the Dome and the Al
They are TOPPLED by
a big quake AFTER
THE RESURRECTION OF the Two Witnesses (Revelation
This quake, we are
told, destroys ONE-TENTH
OF the Old city (Revelation
City is roughly 225 acres (about one square kilometer)
in size. The "temple mount" compound is 180,000 square
yards, or approximately 37 acres, which is ONE SIXTH
of the Old City.
However, there's a
large, open, VACANT area on the northern part of the
compound. The area presently occupied by the Dome and
Al Aksa is much smaller, approximately 23 acres and about
ONE TENTH of the Old City, precisely as Revelation
But how can you
BE SURE this applies to THAT SPECIFIC portion of the
REST of the Old city would never again be destroyed. So
WE KNOW no
portion of it can be destroyed by that quake, or by
He made NO SUCH
prediction about the portion of the Old City that
contains the Dome and the Al Aksa, which he remarkably
OMITTED from its boundaries.
Isn't the Word of
Don't you just
LOVE how PRECISE He is?
Islamic sites in
the Old City are
located on the
so-called "temple mount", their destruction will be a
clear sign from God indicating
both, His displeasure with these pagan places, as well
as WHO HAS RIGHTFUL OWNERSHIP of the Old City.
Enjoy them while
you can, worshipers of allah.
The Dome's days
are NUMBERED. So are Al Aksa's.
In Matthew 24:15-21
Jesus warned His fellow Jews:
"WHEN YOU... SEE THE
ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the
IN THE HOLY PLACE,
(whoever reads, let him understand):
them who are in Judea FLEE
INTO THE MOUNTAINS...
FOR THEN SHALL BE GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not
since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor
ever shall be".
What is it, exactly, that
Jews are to WATCH OUT FOR and FLEE the moment they see
What, exactly, IS the
Abomination of Desolation (AOD)?
passages in the Bible make reference to it (Daniel
11:31; 12:11), NO VERSE IN THE BIBLE ACTUALLY TELLS US
WHAT IT IS.
However, history DOES.
Here's the description as found in 1 Maccabees 1:54:
"On the fifteenth day of the month Chislev, in the
year one hundred and forty-five, the king erected THE
HORRIBLE ABOMINATION (ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION) upon
the altar of holocausts, and in the surrounding cities
of Judah they built PAGAN
1 Maccabees 37-40 give further details:
"And they shed innocent blood around the temple; they
DEFILED the temple.
Because of them the
inhabitants of Jerusalem FLED AWAY,
and she became THE ABODE OF STRANGERS. She became a
stranger to her own offspring, and HER
CHILDREN FORSOOK HER.
Her temple was AS
DESOLATE as a wilderness;
her Feasts were turned into mourning, Her Sabbaths to
shame, her honor to contempt.
Her dishonor was as
great as her glory had been, and her exaltation was
turned into mourning"...
Josephus, a first
century historian, with a proven and very impressive
track record of historical accuracy, also corroborates
this by writing:
"...when the king had built AN
IDOL ALTAR UPON God's altar,
he slew swine upon it, and so offered
a sacrifice (to the IDOL) neither
according to the law, nor the Jewish religious
... He also compelled
them TO FORSAKE THE WORSHIP which they paid their own
and TO ADORE THOSE WHOM HE TOOK TO BE GODS"... (Antiquities
of the Jews - Book XII Ch. 5, paragraph 4).
We have, therefore, two EXTREMELY RELIABLE
historic records of wicked Antiochus Epiphanes, who
came from Alexander's Greek Dynasty,ORDERING
AN IDOL (statue) OF A FALSE GOD (Zeus) erected
on the altar of holocausts in Jerusalem and offering
pagan sacrifices of pigs to the idol.
would be AN ABOMINATION to any devout Jew, since the
very First Commandment explicitly says NOT TO have any
"other gods" before Yahweh, NOT TO make ANY graven
image, NOT TO worship it,
and much less place it inside their temple and offer
"unclean" animals to it (Exodus 20:3-5).
Antiochus had already slaughtered men, women and
children indiscriminately in a savage display of
unwarranted ruthlessness, he had burned all torah
scrolls found, and had FORBIDDEN circumcision,
observance of the law, and of the Feasts of the Lord.
Setting up THE
the temple's altar of sacrifice was the last straw.
The Jews in Jerusalem, who had survived the
carnage, WERE HORRIFIED AT THIS ABOMINATION, on top of
all the previous violence, and
as these verses indicate.
implication was that either
God had abandoned them, since He had allowed this
abomination IN HIS OWN HOUSE OR TEMPLE,
or that Antiochus was, indeed, god, and more powerful
(perish the thought) than Yahweh.
FORSOOK the city and temple, leaving
them DESOLATE (abandoned).
name "abomination of desolation", since it was THIS
ABOMINATION of placing the idol in the temple, on top
of the altar, that caused Jerusalem to become
DESOLATE, deserted and abandoned.
Epiphanes was Greek. As such, he worshiped Zeus,
regarded in the Greek pantheon as THE supreme "deity".
But there's more to the story than that:
Statues were costly and took a lot of time to sculpt.
Greeks, and later Romans, were very practical when it
came to statues of their leaders.
build the rather flattering body of their hero,
usually naked or in armor, but its head could be
rotated and could be screwed on and off.
way, when their leader died, or was deposed and
replaced by a new leader, all they'd have to do is unscrew
the head of the FORMER leader and screw on the head of
their NEW leader into the statue's physique.
It saved lots of time and money.
appropriated the surname Epiphanes, meaning
claimed to be the "manifestation" of the supreme
deity, the alleged "face of Zeus" on the statue was
and HE DEMANDED THAT WORSHIP AND SACRIFICES BE OFFERED
So, back to the original question:
What is it,
exactly, that Jews are to WATCH OUT FOR and FLEE the
A reprise of this
ABOMINATION : A
Greek king, taking
Jerusalem again, as Antiochus did, and SETTING
UP A STATUE (IDOL) OF HIMSELF in their temple.
A Greek king, FORBIDDING
the worship of their One, true God, and
DEMANDING, under penalty of death, that ALL WORSHIP be
directed TO HIMSELF (Revelation
Alexander will enter the temple, sit in
it as God, but he won't stay there since he'll be busy
making war and persecuting those who come to faith in
Christ during that time.
Doubtlessly, he will
also PUT AN IDOL OR STATUE OF HIMSELF in the third
In Revelation 13:15 the apostle John
offers some eerie and rather phenomenal details about
Alexander will have a false
prophet who will have the power to "GIVE LIFE TO THE
IMAGE of the beast, that the
image... SHOULD BOTH SPEAK, and CAUSE THAT AS MANY AS
WOULD NOT WORSHIP THE IMAGE... BE KILLED".
prophet (the risen Judas) will also take it even
farther than Antiochus by demanding people take
Alexander's MARK in or on their right hands or
turning them into Antichrist's personal property
However, the IDOL IMAGE will come first, the mark
a bit later. It's
the IDOL IMAGE of Alexander the Great that they are to
watch for, and FLEE the moment they see it.
words to His Jewish brethren reverberate down the
corridors of "time" to
"WHEN YOU SEE AN
IDOL IMAGE PLACED in your temple, don't
even THINK about it: RUN FOR YOUR LIVES"!
WORTH THE WAIT
"I consider that
our present sufferings are NOT WORTH COMPARING WITH
THE GLORY that will be revealed in us" (Romans 8:18).
receiving a kingdom which CANNOT BE MOVED, let us have
grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably, with
reverence and awe (Hebrews 12:28).
And in the days of
these kings shall the God of heaven SET UP A KINGDOM,
WHICH SHALL NEVER BE DESTROYED: and the kingdom shall
not be left to other people, but IT SHALL BREAK IN
PIECES AND CONSUME ALL THESE KINGDOMS, AND IT SHALL
STAND FOREVER (Daniel 2:44).
CITIZENSHIP IS IN HEAVEN, from which also we eagerly
wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ".
After the last
two messages, even I could use a little uplift. Here
It's natural for
us to focus on what goes on in this transient realm,
as it affects all of us to one extent or another.
It's natural for
us to dislike or disapprove of many of the INJUSTICES
that take place.
When I think, for instance, of
all the needy people abroad and even in our own
country, of all those who are struggling to make ends
meet, and the
exorbitant amount of money that was just squandered on
the presidential elections, so
that two guys, neither of which should ever even go
near the Oval Office, could buy overpriced air time on
TV and other media and rip each other to shreds, it
seems wrong and obscene.
Yes, this world's
Yes, Christendom is
Yes, our government is
our leaders are corrupt, as is society in general.
me tell you what is INCORRUPT:
The Kingdom of God.
His Kingdom is where
If you have invited Jesus to enter
your heart, then His
Kingdom is WITHIN you (Luke
THAT Kingdom IS PERFECT, pure,
incorruptible, and unmovable.
It CANNOT be
shaken and endures forever:
believe it or not, is about to MANIFEST and dissolve
all of this world's ephemeral and corrupt systems.
THE stone cut without human hands, the LIVING
STONE which the builders rejected, is
about to topple this world's kingdoms and replace them
with His ETERNAL Kingdom.
Kingdom - where Jesus is King - belongs to us.
It's OURS, and it's FOREVER.
brothers and sisters, is
our ETERNAL Destiny in CHRIST.
WHEN we see
our King FACE to face, all
the sufferings, disappointments and frustrations of
this present age will vanish into nothingness.
set our eyes on the temporary but on the HIGH PRIZE
that awaits THOSE WHO KNOW
We may have waited for the full manifestation of
Him and His Kingdom a bit longer than expected, but Jesus
IS WORTH THE WAIT.
VERY SOON the kingdoms of this world will
Kingdoms of our Lord and of His ANOINTED ONE.
Therefore, let's focus on our Kingdom which is eternal
SPIRIT SUBSTANCE, instead of on this material and
decadent realm that surrounds us.
negatively to the trash this world offers IS natural.
To know that our true citizenship is in New
Jerusalem, and not in this world, is
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12,
THE BIGGEST LOSERS
Now that the
Presidential election is over, it's time to reflect on
We already know who won. And it's
not likely that he'll let us forget anytime soon.
Who was THE BIGGEST loser?
Sure, he's disappointed, but he's a
mega-rich guy, who'll just go back to enjoying his
vast wealth and minding his multiple business
And he's doubtlessly become an
even bigger "hero" to his fellow Mormons, for bringing
them into the limelight, as well as into both the
religious and political "mainstream".
No way! They may have lost the election, and been
unable to put their guy in the White House, but
they're BIG WINNERS in that they've FOREVER BLURRED -
if not completely ERASED - the BIBLICAL lines that
separate the Christian faith FROM CULTS.
They've successfully marketed themselves as
Muslims? Not a chance!
They were BIG WINNERS. Their guy got elected.
Here's a stat you won't get from the mainstream media:
85% of U.S. Muslims voted for President Obama. No
Karl Rove? He was probably the
most comical AND USELESS loser of the night, but it
wasn't even Karl.
America? It lost BIG TIME,
even BEFORE election results came in: It got the
candidates IT DESERVES, from both parties.
even the nation came in a close second.
WERE THE BIGGEST LOSERS OF THE NIGHT?
so-called "religious right".
If there was ever
ANY doubt of
just HOW IRRELEVANT Evangelicals
have become, those doubts were laid to rest last
For starters, they were UNABLE TO
provide a viable candidate for the presidency.
Secondly, the vast majority got suckered into
of the faith and supporting THE MEMBER OF A CULT.
Their so-called "leaders" PROVED
to the world - once and for all, and BEYOND ANY DOUBT -
what a bunch of smug, unprincipled, compromising,
sell-outs they are.
for NOTHING and,
more importantly, for
Perhaps saddest of all is that the Evangelical
vote was split ALONG RACIAL LINES, white Evangelicals
(70%) supporting Mormon Romney, and black Evangelicals
(representing 30% of the Evangelical vote) supporting
the President - not because he's been good to
Evangelicals or sympathetic to their cause, not
because he's earned or deserves their support - but
simply BECAUSE HE'S BLACK.
I know you won't
hear THAT from the media, I know it's not "politically
correct", but SCREW POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. I'm SICK of
Like it or not, THAT'S what happened:
THAT'S the ugly truth.
Are there exceptions on
both sides? Sure, but they are PRECIOUS FEW.
It's not only the country that's divided, but the
Church is BADLY and WRONGLY divided as well.
Evangelicals have been yapping for over three decades
about "taking America back". How? By offering cruises,
selling worthless DVD's, and giving religious pep
ALL they've done is TALK.
only have they NOT taken ANYTHING "back", NOT ONLY
HAVE THEY FAILED MISERABLY, American
voters have come back with A RESOUNDING ANSWER:
You're NOT taking
believe in you and WE
DON'T TRUST YOU.
like things THE WAY THEY ARE.
Talk about giving them the BUZZ OFF.
so-called "leaders" of the religious right have done
NOTHING. They've COMPROMISED at every turn, and, at
every single election, they have neither stood nor
voted based ON PRINCIPLE, but like most unbelievers,
on ECONOMIC CONVENIENCE.
After all was said and
done, after all the B.S. rhetoric they've dispensed,
their VOTE COULD BE BOUGHT by mere dollars, and their
allegiance in exchange for measly political favor.
What else can you expect from a generation brainwashed
with the "prosperity" gospel?
GIMME, GIMME, then I'll
LIE and say I got it "by faith", and boast
about what a "faith giant" I am.
AS WRONG to get from
THE CHURCH --
under false pretenses -- promising "prosperity"
that'll never materialize, as it is to GET FROM
lost the moral high-ground, and the right to tell
others to stand on principle, when they're THE FIRST
HYPOCRITES WHO HAVEN'T.
And, guess what? The rest of America KNOWS and is
NO LONGER EVEN LISTENING.
Face it, religious
You lost the country, you lost the
election, you've lost this generation, you've lost
your Way, BECAUSE YOU'RE A BIG BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES WHO
OFFERED NOTHING AND STOOD FOR NOTHING.
better hope that Jesus (remember
Him?) the Jesus you CLAIM TO believe in, the One you
CLAIM TO follow, appears and GETS YOU -- and the rest
of us -- THE HEAVEN OUT OF HERE.
The salt has LOST ITS FLAVOR and is GOOD FOR NOTHING, except
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11,
THE DIVIDED STATES
There were NO GOOD
CHOICES in last Tuesday's elections.
wasn't even the proverbial "lesser of two evils", as
voters often characterize their vote.
It was an
EVIL-EVIL, LOSE-LOSE proposition.
registered as having "no party affiliation" and have
voted for BOTH Democrats and Republicans in past
however, that I could vote for a weak, deceitful, WOEFULLY
NOT DESERVE TO BE RE-ELECTED, who
has done A
DISMAL job all-around,
who has NO
to lead this country or what to do with the economy,
who LACKS VISION, who fawns to Islam, won't even use
the term "terrorism", won't even mention the Name of
God, whose policies I disagree with, often vehemently,
attitude toward Israel in general, and Prime Minister
Netanyahu in particular, is ABOMINABLE.
He's A JOKE
of a "leader", a TOTAL MEDIA FABRICATION, an empty
On the other hand, I
couldn't vote for a Mormon, either.
FAR MORE IMPORTANT to me than
politics, the economy, or ANYTHING ELSE, and I just
couldn't see myself BETRAYING
voting for someone who believes and TEACHES what
Mormons believe and teach.
I will say, in
fairness to Mr. Romney, that he's FAR BETTER qualified
than Mr. Obama to "fix the economy" or, at least, to
postpone the inevitable.
That he has a proven
record of economic turnaround success, and that, while
he was governor of Massachusetts, there's no evidence
that he tried to impose his beliefs on anyone.
That he, in effect, did
not just run against President Obama,
but against President Obama AND former
President Clinton, AND at
least one so-called debate "moderator", so
it was THREE AGAINST ONE.
being said, I
still COULDN'T VOTE FOR HIM.
have voted for him, were
he not Mormon?
You mean that
RELIGIOUS PREJUDICE kept you from voting?
70% of the so-called "Evangelical" vote. How
anyone can call themselves "Evangelical" and VOTE FOR
SOMEONE WHO TEACHES ANOTHER
is beyond my understanding, since Galatians 1:8 calls
such people "anathema" (accursed), but
hey, it's still a voter's prerogative.
light of the above, WHOEVER
won the election,
I was not going to be - and AM NOT - a happy camper.
The President comfortably won the Electoral
College vote. On the other hand, the
popular vote was
VERY CLOSE, and almost split down the middle,
separated by only 2.8 million votes.
latter reflects the
DIVIDED condition our
nation finds itself in.
After the results came
in, Republican pundits - most of whom had predicted a
Romney landslide victory - were left reeling and
scratching their heads in total disbelief.
over the past few days, they've been frantically
trying to come up with "explanations" as to why they
lost and Obama won so decisively.
question that President Obama has an impressive,
superior, state-of-the-art, and extremely efficient
political machine WHICH GOT OUT THE VOTE in key
But that's NOT
the only reason he
Republicans are either mentally
or philosophically stuck in the 80's and HOPELESSLY
OUT OF TOUCH with popular culture,
or terribly naïve, which is why they were often caught
flat-footed, and WHY
they've come to explaining their defeat is that "demographics"
have changed. That's true,
but it goes beyond what
percentage of blacks, whites, Latinos, Catholics,
Evangelicals, women, men and young people voted for.
They are still
dreaming about Ronald Reagan's America.
believe in "God, family, country, picket fences,
baseball and apple pie".
FORGET IT, guys and
have come and gone.
A LOT has changed since
Reagan was elected.
the America we loved and grew up in, NO
generation (18-29), which turned out in record numbers
to vote for the President, KNOWS NO SUCH VALUES:
God? WHAT God? They've
either heard that there's NO God and if, perchance,
such "Being" exists, they don't know and worse, DON'T
CARE, who He is. He could be Buddha, Allah, Christ,
Krishna, the Universe, or some mingling of the above.
even comprehend the
notion of "sin".
Most believe this
earthly existence, this temporary mirage, is ALL there
is: We live, we die, and THAT'S THE END.
been BRAINWASHED in taxpayer funded public schools
with the lie that
they are mere accidents,
who evolved from a slime puddle into ANIMALS, and
eventually into homo
are merely highly evolved MAMMALS.
live, think and ACT accordingly.
If we're animals, then
like the rest of the animal kingdom, we live BY
ANIMALS, we no longer believe in celibacy, marriage,
or being faithful to ONE spouse, or even one PARTNER.
When we FEEL LIKE mating, we
mate carelessly and INDISCRIMINATELY.
care if the female gets pregnant. Very often, she
doesn't care either.
Since we're smarter than
the rest of the animals, we have invented a hideous
but convenient method of infanticide that
EVEN ANIMALS WOULD NEVER consider: we
ABORT our offspring.
By THE MILLIONS.
We don't even do it humanely; we do it by
DISMEMBERING innocent, helpless babies, tearing them
apart piece by piece, from their mother's bellies, and
then DISCARDING THEM like trash.
they're ONLY a worthless blob of tissue, DEVOID OF
SPIRIT AND SOUL.
of them come from BROKEN homes, having been raised by
ONE parent or grandparent.
Most of them have NO
MORALS, or deeply held CONVICTIONS.
They live in the gray world of moral relativism,
with no absolutes.
They've grown up in the
realm of "reality TV", where
people with ZERO talent, become
instant celebrities and MULTIMILLIONAIRES by simply
sleeping around, then flaunting their sexual exploits
on TV, or "leaking" their sex video on the Internet,
by beating up their girlfriend, or by incorporating
lyrics into their so-called "music" which denigrate
women and other minorities.
not count on the "celebrity factor".
They didn't realize
those who voted to re-elect the President aren't
merely his supporters, they're HIS FANS.
not factor in that we live in a culture where THE
INCOMPETENT are often admired and
become "famous for being famous".
culture has produced dubious "role models" like
airheads Paris Hilton, the Kardashian sisters,
trainwreck Lindsay Lohan, and totally inept but
"popular" Barack Obama.
It's no wonder, then,
that they will vote for whoever they consider to be
the "cool" candidate: You know, the guy who hangs
around with rappers and other morally bankrupt, yet
COULDN'T CARE LESS about character, moral integrity,
faith, national defense, foreign policy, economic
policy, taxes, right to life, or any other traditional
decadence reflects at the ballot box:
Just let me
have my drugs, booze and sex. Give
me free contraceptives so I can screw around ALL I
Planned Parenthood, so if I get pregnant I can get rid
of my own child, support
gay marriage because all the "cool celebrities" I know
are FOR IT,
give me my welfare, food stamps, and other government
I don't even HAVE TO work, and just
text message me when it's time to vote for our
whom the media adores and speaks glowingly about.
Single women and UNWED MOTHERS - needless to say -
voted OVERWHELMINGLY for President Obama, giving
him over 18 million votes - and the victory -
Kennedy's famous phrase has
been turned TOTALLY on its head: "my
fellow Americans, DON'T
ASK what you can do for your country, ASK
WHAT YOUR COUNTRY can do FOR YOU".
That's why we
DON'T PIN OUR HOPES ON POLITICIANS, no matter which
party they come from, nor
look to mere mortals for answers.
The ONLY HOPE for
this debauched and spiritually bankrupt generation is
The sooner we come to
that realization the
It will take GOD
straighten out THE MESS we've created.
much is given from them much shall be required.
Much has been given
which we have taken for granted, misused, and
REJECTING the very God WHO GAVE IT TO US in the first
That's WHY America IS IN
That's WHY the
younger generation is spiritually and morally IN
the minute His Church is out of here, this
nation will be SWIFTLY, SEVERELY and
no longer realistic.
That's also why Mr. Obama's signature statement - which
he uses ONCE every four years, at election time, and
then conveniently FORGETS for the rest of his term, that
"we're not a combination of blue states and red
states, but we are, and forever will be, the United
States of America" needs
to be REVISED and infused with a HEAVY DOSE OF STARK
We are, and will remain, THE
DIVIDED States of America.
(Antichrist) shall speak great words against the most
High, and shall
wear out THE SAINTS of the most High, and
think to change times and laws: and they shall be
given into his hand until a time and times and the
dividing of time" (Daniel 7:25, KJV).
was given power to
make war against THE SAINTS and
to conquer them. And he was given authority over every
tribe, people, language and nation" (Revelation 13:7,
Will the Church go
thru the tribulation? NO.
"church" or "churches" appears 19
the first three chapters of Revelation, BEFORE the
In Revelation 7:9, she
appears in heaven,
suddenly raptured, as an innumerable multitude BEFORE
the tribulation judgments even begin.
judgments begin in chapter 8, verse 2.
Church is raptured under the 6th seal. The tribulation
begins when the 7th seal is opened.
The Church is
conspicuously ABSENT from
all the tribulation chapters.
The word "church"
is NOT MENTIONED ANYWHERE in chapters 4-19 of
You DON'T find THE
CHURCH ANYWHERE on earth AT ANY TIME, DURING the
tribulation and reign of Antichrist.
Who are "THE
in these verses then?
WHAT SAINTS does
Antichrist war against, conquer, and "wear out"?
JUST Christians. There were saints in the Old
Testament, BEFORE there were ANY Christians (before
Jesus appeared, died and resurrected).
Chronicles 6:41; Job 15:14; Psalms 16:3; 30:3; 106:16;
Proverbs 2:8 are just a few examples of this.
Many of those Old Testament saints received
Jesus as Lord and God, rose from the dead themselves,
and were taken to heaven by Him, AFTER His
27:52; Ephesians 4:8-9).
The word "saint" (kadosh or kodesh in
Hebrew and hagios in
Greek) simply means one
who is CONSECRATED, SEPARATED, or SET APART unto the
ALREADY ARE saints (saved) are
taken to heaven at the Rapture,
and BEFORE the tribulation judgments begin.
the reign of Antichrist many people will come to faith
(Revelation 14:6, 13).
When they do, they
The saints that will be given into the
Antichrist's hand are
natural Jews who
will turn to Jesus when they see Him coming in the
clouds to rapture His Church (Matthew 24:30;
Revelation 12:6, 14-17).
turn to Christ during the three and a half year reign
BECOME saints through faith in Jesus Christ during the
will be saved; however many of them will be persecuted
and beheaded for their faith ([Revelation 20:4).
They are resurrected after the Second Coming of
Christ to rule and reign with Him on the earth.
They are NOT,
repeat, NOT the Church.
That's why during the tribulation you'll find
in heaven (Revelation
8:3; 15:2)) and
on earth (Revelation
13:10; 14:12, 14-16).
In short, EVERYONE in
the Body of Christ (Church) is a saint.
who are saved during the tribulation BECOME saints
AFTER the Church is gone.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9,
BAPTISM OF FIRE
indicate the removing of what can be shaken... so that
(only) WHAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN may remain.
we are receiving a kingdom that CANNOT be shaken, let
us be thankful, and so worship God..., for OUR God IS
a CONSUMING FIRE [Hebrews 12:27-29]."
Our God is "a
consuming fire"... these
words are usually misused by
stern religionists in a premeditated attempt to scare
the living daylights out of believers.
I have taught on
the doctrine of baptisms before, but there's one
baptism that I unconsciously neglected to include: the
baptism of FIRE.
It was totally
unintentional on my part. I apologize for it,
When John the
Baptist saw Jesus approach to be baptized IN WATER, he
said to those around them:
"I indeed baptize
you with water to repentance, but He that comes after
me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to
shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit AND WITH FIRE" [Matthew
What IS the baptism
"Baptism" means "IMMERSION".
We saw a
manifestation of this baptism on the day of Pentecost,
when the Holy Spirit came INTO the 120 believers in
the Upper Room and sat upon them as cloven tongues of
fire [Acts 2:3].
The refining fire
of God's Spirit and Glory [Shekinah] was
IMMERSING and purging their carnal minds in
preparation for ministry.
[immersion] WITH FIRE was present, in limited form,
THAT DAY, at the BIRTH of the Church. It
will manifest in UNLIMITED FORM at the Church's
Her coronation will
signal her completion. When
the Church is CROWNED with the FIRE OF GOD'S GLORY,
she will leave this vaporous earth realm and be
translated into the eternal one.
It's this BAPTISM
OF FIRE that will change us from
mortal to immortal, from corruptible to incorruptible.
[immersion] into God's CONSUMING FIRE will
consume ALL the sinful rubble in our subconscious,
thus purifying and renewing our minds.
minds are purified we will FIND THE WAY BACK TO
Presence], which we lost some 6,000 years ago at the
Garden of Eden.
That Way is the
HE IS THE WAY,
The Truth and The Life. NO ONE goes to the Father
except thru Him [John 14:6].
Hear it again: NO
ONE goes to the Father [is Raptured] EXCEPT THRU Jesus.
Yes, this verse
also applies to being saved. But FULL Salvation is
attained ONLY when we find our Way back to the Eternal
Source from which we came, that Source being God the
THAT'S what the
Rapture is ALL about.
The INNER Christ
was, AND FOREVER IS, the ONLY WAY back to the Father.
The ONLY WAY back to Paradise.
That's why we
MUST be born again [connect with the INNER Christ] in
order to ENTER or even SEE God's Kingdom [John 3:3-5].
The Holy Spirit's
PRIMARY function is the revelation of that INNER
Christ IN US.
The Church MUST
rely on the Holy Spirit and COMPLETELY TRUST the Holy
Spirit to MANIFEST as
that consuming FIRE that LITERALLY SHOWS US THE WAY
[the inner Christ], and LEADS US to the manifestation
[APPEARING] of the Christ within.
If we REALLY want
the Rapture, THIS is what we must FOCUS ON.
EVERY child of God
MUST consciously and 100%, with
NO FEAR OR RESERVATION,
EMBRACE God's Consuming Fire.
We must NOT fear
We must TRUST it
to totally consume the debris from years of sin as
well as the false notion of separation from God.
The Rapture is
NOT a "thing". The Rapture is a Person.
That Person is
Jesus Christ and
He ALREADY IS within you.
To receive the
Truth of the Rapture is to know Who He is, rather than
WHEN it is.
Seek God's FIRE
with ALL your heart. Don't run from Him. Welcome Him.
YIELD TO Him. His fire is GOOD. His baptism of fire
won't hurt you. HE'LL SAVE YOU... TO THE UTTERMOST.
CONSUMING Fire of His inner Presence is WHAT'LL
transfer us from this fallen, sinful world BACK INTO
It's what will
enable us to forever see His Face.
WHO GOES TO HEAVEN?
The airwaves and
cyberspace are filled
Religion - whether
it's "Christian" or pagan,
and REGARDLESS of what it's called, CAN'T
including ALL denominations - won't
get ANYONE into heaven.
WHO, then, goes to
out from SOMEONE WHO'S
then come back to tell us:
chapters 4-6 the Apostle John has had a private
rapture, during which he's given A TOUR of the
heavenly realm. He sees:
1. God on His Throne
2. Four "living creatures" (cherubim) around the
3. 24 elders
4. Myriad angels
5. Seven spirits before God's Throne
SOULS of martyrs under the altar in front of the
BUT NO PEOPLE!
Then ALL OF
A SUDDEN, in Revelation 7:9-14, A
HUGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE show up in heaven, seemingly
"out of the blue".
SUDDEN appearing startles John who immediately asks
one of the elders:
WHO ARE THESE? WHERE
DID THEY come
Like, how come they weren't here a moment
DID THEY GET HERE?
then tells John who they are and, more importantly, HOW THEY
The elder's words SHOULD BE BOTH A
WARNING TO "Christian" HERETICS,
COMFORTING for true believers.
Notice what the elder DIDN'T say:
1. He DIDN'T say "they got here because they
belong to ___________ religion.
2. He DIDN'T
say "they got here because they belong to ________
3. He DIDN'T say "they got here
because they OBSERVED the 24-hour Sabbath".
He DIDN'T say "they got here because they were
5. He DIDN'T say "they
got here because they ATE KOSHER".
6. He DIDN'T
say "they got here because they kept the law (torah).
7. He DIDN'T say "they got here because they were
baptized in water.
8. He DIDN'T say "they got
here because they attended church services.
He DIDN'T say "they got here because they wore no
make-up or jewelry.
10. He DIDN'T say "they got
here because they did A LOT OF GOOD WORKS.
He DIDN'T say "they got here because they MERITED
salvation by living godly lives.
12. He DIDN'T
say "they got here because the followed Herbert W.
13. He DIDN'T say "they got here
because they followed Ellen G. White".
DIDN'T say "they got here because the followed Charles
15. He DIDN'T say "they got here
because the followed Mary Baker Eddy".
DIDN'T say "they got here because they followed
17. He DIDN'T say "they
got here because the followed Joseph Smith or Brigham
18. He DIDN'T say "they got here
because they followed Buddha".
19. He DIDN'T
say "they got here because they followed Muhammad".
20. He DIDN'T say "they got here because they
21. He DIDN'T say "they got
here because they followed Lao Tzu.
DIDN'T say "they got here because the followed Moses".
23. He DIDN'T say "they got here because they
prayed to Mary, visited the Vatican, or kissed the
24. He DIDN'T say "because they
followed the 10 Commandments".
25. He DIDN'T
even say "they got here because they were "good"
We can theorize all
we want about HOW
people get to heaven,
but HERE'S A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO
ACTUALLY MADE IT THERE.
the elder say THEY GOT TO HEAVEN?
their robes and MADE THEM WHITE IN
THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB" (Revelation
dear reader, is
THE ONLY WAY that
you, I, OR ANYONE ELSE will
Have your robes been washed clean in
the Blood of the Lamb?
If not, INVITE
the Lamb to enter your heart right now,
and ask the Lamb to
CLEAN YOU WITH HIS BLOOD.
ESTABLISHED BY GOD
The LORD has
established His Throne in heaven, and His
Kingdom rules over all (Psalm
A while back, a
Judaizing heretic wrote that Paul was a false prophet
because "no one who truly believed in God could say,
as he did, that everyone should submit to the
authorities and that
there's no authority which God hasn't established".
appalled that Paul would make such statement when
cruel Rome was ruling the world.
the Judaizer that two
of the greatest prophets in Israel, Daniel and
Jeremiah, had said THE SAME THING (Daniel
2:21; 4:17; Jeremiah 27:5).
I realize this
message is not something most people want to hear,
especially AFTER a hard fought election.
of fact, I
don't like it either.
But do we
receive ONLY those portions of God's Word that we
like, and reject the portions we DON'T like, OR DO WE
If we truly
believe in the One true God, if we truly have Jesus
living in our hearts, WE
DO NOT GET TO PICK AND CHOOSE where His Word is
We DO NOT
use the Bible "selectively".
We DO NOT focus only
on the portions we "like" and DISREGARD
those we DON'T LIKE.
That would make
us religious hypocrites.
"Christian" cult that exists was born out of such
selective misuse and UTTER DISREGARD FOR the INERRANCY
and ABSOLUTE TRUTH contained in God's Word.
Either we believe ALL
OF IT (Matthew
The fact is that God
The fact is
that God "changes the times and the seasons: He
removes kings, and sets up kings"
The fact is that He "rules
in the kingdom of men, and GIVES IT to WHOMEVER He
We may NOT LIKE whom He gives that
"kingdom" to, we
may not always like the rulers He sets up, we may not
fully understand with our limited vision and intellect
WHY He allows some wicked person to rule certain
He's God, He knows everything and, ultimately, He
democracies, where people get to vote and purportedly
choose their leader, God
knew the outcome IN ADVANCE and He allowed it.
I know, I
know, those who've witnessed or experienced the
horrors of ungodly regimes, the oppression and
injustices committed during the Roman Empire, the
atrocities of the Holocaust, or the ruthlessness of
Stalin's purges... those who've lived under the
draconian dictatorships of Saddam Hussein, Muammar
Ghadaffi, or Hafez Assad, or even those closer to home
who've lived in Castro's Cuba or Chavez's Venezuela, have
every right, humanly speaking, to question how a
loving, merciful God could allow SUCH EVIL.
allows it because
WE allow it.
are often A
REFLECTION OF the collective consciousness of a
We are quick to blame God but we forget that we
live in a sin-infested, fallen world, filled with
corrupt men with corrupt minds.
The only reason Antichrist
gets to rule this world is BECAUSE that's
what mankind WILL WANT and deserve (Revelation
9:20, 21; 13:4; 16:11).
And, for 42 months, God
WILL allow it (Revelation
The fact is that even when God Himself
rules this earth during the Millennium -- EVEN AFTER
1,000 YEARS OF PERFECT JUSTICE AND WORLD PEACE -- a
rather large number of humans WILL REBEL, side with
Satan, and TRY TO TOPPLE Jesus' RIGHTEOUS RULE
It's ultimately OUR SIN,
evil desires in men's hearts, that have brought about
allowed it? Absolutely.
Did God give man FREE
Has man, throughout his tortured
that free will to his own misfortune?
Let me count the ways...
When people turn to
God WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS He
has used even PAGAN kings, who believed in and
worshiped "other gods", as His instruments: like
Nebuchadnezzar, whom He called "His servant" (Jeremiah
He also used Cyrus, another
pagan, and even called him "His anointed"!!! (Isaiah
Unfortunately, I don't see TOO MANY
lived in those hellholes, fall on their faces before
God, cry out to Him, seek His Face, repent of their
sins, and beg for mercy.
I DON'T SEE
THEM TRYING TO MEND THEIR WAYS and
seek His will with ALL their hearts.
DON'T SEE IT HAPPENING IN "CHRISTIAN" America.
President Obama was right when he said that America "is
NOT a Christian nation".
THE REASON he
just got RE-ELECTED.
Don't kid yourselves. This
was YOUR CHOICE. Live with it.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6,
2,300 "DAYS" - PART
"Then I heard one
saint speaking, and another saint said to that certain
saint which spoke, How
long shall be the vision CONCERNING THE DAILY
SACRIFICE, and the transgression of desolation,
to give both THE TEMPLE and THE ARMY to be trodden
And he said to me, TO
UNTIL 2,300 EVENING MORNING;
then THE TEMPLE will be cleansed" (Daniel 8:13-14).
We have learned
that these are
neither years, nor days,
since NEITHER WORD IS FOUND in the passage.
In this third and
FINAL message, let's sum up EVERYTHING the Scriptures
say about FUTURE sacrifices and the Abomination of
When you... SEE THE
ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand IN
THE HOLY PLACE,
(whoever reads, let him understand): Then let them
which are in Judea flee
into the mountains... FOR
THEN SHALL BE GREAT TRIBULATION, such
as was not since the beginning of the world to this
time, no, nor ever shall be (Matthew 24:15-21).
2. Jesus also
told Daniel that this UNPRECEDENTED time of
tribulation would last 3½ years (Daniel 12:1-7).
3. That the holy
city (Jerusalem) will
be trampled by gentiles for 42 months (or
3½ years, Revelation 11:2).
Antichrist's "armed forces will rise up to desecrate
the temple fortress and WILL ABOLISH
THE DAILY SACRIFICE and SET UP THE ABOMINATION THAT
CAUSES DESOLATION" (Daniel
5. There will be a
1,150 days (2,300
evening - morning temple offerings) during which DAILY
sacrifices will be STOPPED, THE ABOMINATION OF
DESOLATION installed, and during which BOTH THE TEMPLE
AND THE army will be TRODDEN UNDER FOOT (Daniel 8:13,
That after those
1,150 days the temple is cleansed.
the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away,
and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there
shall be A PERIOD OF 1,290 days (Daniel
7. Blessed is he
that waits, and comes
to 1,335 days,
in context, 1,335 AFTER the AOD is set up (Daniel
1. How can the AOD
last 1,150 days (38 months and 10 days), when
Antichrist's reign lasts 42
and how can it say elsewhere that from the AOD, there
will be a period of 1,290
days (43 months)?
Here's a perfect
example of why we should pay attention to WHAT GOD
SAYS, as well as to WHAT HE DOESN'T SAY.
He says that FROM
the time the daily offering is taken away and the AOD
is set up THERE WILL BE (A PERIOD OF) 1,290 days.
What He DOESN'T say is
that the AOD will
be STANDING FOR 1,290
If it did, it
would stay at least a month into the reign of Christ.
It will STAND for
only 1,150 DAYS (Daniel 8:14).
2. As per Jesus'
warning in Matthew 24:15-21, there's NO DOUBT that the
AOD is set up when Antichrist's reign (the great
tribulation) begins. We know his reign lasts 42 months
And there's NO
DOUBT, as per Daniel 12:11, that the daily offering is
taken away AT THE SAME TIME.
There have NOT BEEN
daily sacrifices in nearly 2,000 years, since there
hasn't been a temple in Jerusalem in nearly 2,000
In order for the
daily offerings to be taken away, THERE
MUST FIRST BE daily offerings.
And in order for
the AOD to be erected, there
MUST BE a temple.
In order to TAKE
AWAY the daily offerings (korbanot)
and SET UP the AOD, daily
offerings MUST HAVE BEEN reinstated, and A TEMPLE MUST
This means that,
at some point following the Church's translation into
the heavenly realm, there will be a temple and there
will be temple offerings ONCE AGAIN in Jerusalem, as
there were up to the time of Jesus' Resurrection
or Korbanot consisted
doves, grain, wine (libations) and incense.
Since land animals
will go in the Rapture, tribulation
sacrifices will probably be limited to doves, grain,
wine and incense.
That means that
these offerings must
have been reinstated PRIOR TO the beginning of
Antichrist's reign since, IN
ORDER TO BE INTERRUPTED, they must have been first
Daniel 8:13-14: the Antichrist stops the offerings,
sets up the AOD, and tramples the third temple and
army for 1,150 days.
The 1,150 days
end about THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO Jesus' Second Coming.
If the AOD stands
fewer days, who
on earth removes it WHILE the Antichrist is still
Scripture, to the
best of my current knowledge, DOESN'T SAY HOW the AOD
is removed and the temple cleansed.
seem to be three viable possibilities:
1) That some
brave Jews, anticipating the return of their Messiah,
emerge from their hiding place in the desert, and
liberate the temple, as they did in 164 B.C.
2) That the Two
Witnesses use their supernatural powers to do so,
prior to their death and resurrection.
3) That God
Himself takes care of toppling the idol of Antichrist
DURING THE BOWL JUDGMENTS mentioned in Revelation
If I were a
betting person, my money would be on #3.
The 7th bowl
consists of THE GREATEST QUAKE IN HUMAN HISTORY, that
turns major metropolitan areas into rubble, and huge,
100-pound chunks of hail falling from the sky
Either one of
these could do the trick.
that, according to Daniel 8:13-14, the period of 1,150
days covers the interruption of daily offerings in the
temple, the setting up of the AOD, but also THE TEMPLE
AND ARMY BEING TRAMPLED.
Once the bowl
judgments begin, Antichrist will no longer be on
anyone) but ON
THE BOWL JUDGMENTS ARE
AIMED DIRECTLY AT HIS KINGDOM and his followers.
The bowl judgments
around the time the 1,150 days end,
so that would make perfect sense.
There would be an
additional 140 days after that (taking us to 1,290
days), during which the Second Coming would take
place, Antichrist and the false prophet cast into the
lake of fire, tribulation surviving gentiles judged, Jews
return from the desert, and the re-gathering of the 10
tribes from all over the globe begins.
45 days later
(taking us to 1,335 days) would be Hanukkah, which is
probably when the Millennial Temple will be
inaugurated with King Jesus ruling the earth from
therefore, fit together, coincide with key Hebrew
Feasts, and make perfect sense.
will be reinstated in the Millennium, when the fourth
temple is raised.
offered ONLY for tribulation survivors -- NOT for
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5,
2,300 "DAYS" - PART
"Then I heard one
saint speaking, and another saint said to that certain
saint which spoke, How
long shall be the vision CONCERNING THE DAILY
and the transgression of desolation, to give both THE
TEMPLE and THE ARMY to be trodden under foot?
And he said to me, TO
UNTIL 2,300 EVENING MORNING;
then THE TEMPLE will be cleansed" (Daniel 8:13-14).
message we completely RIPPED TO SHREDS the false
teaching that this is talking about "2,300 years".
others are claiming that 2,300 days will be THE
DURATION OF the tribulation.
They cite Genesis
1:5 and claim that the words "evenings mornings" (erev
are meant to be TAKEN TOGETHER and construed as
They also claim
that this "agrees with" Matthew 24:22 which says "And
be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for
the elect's sake THOSE
be shortened" meaning, in their view, that rather than
the traditional "7-year tribulation" of 2,520 days, its
duration will be shortened to "only" 2,300 days.
There are SEVERAL
1. NO SUCH THING as
a "2,300 day tribulation" is stated in this passage -
or, for that matter, ANYWHERE
ELSE in Scripture.
2. NO SUCH THING as
a 7-year tribulation is taught ANYWHERE in Scripture,
3. While it's true
that Genesis 1:5 uses the same words "erev
there's ONE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE:
In Genesis chapter
one, the phrases DON'T END with "erev boker", AS DOES
Daniel 8:14. It says erev
boker yom echad meaning
"evening morning DAY
SPECIFICALLY indicating it's talking about ONE
day in particular.
Similar terminology is used in verses 8, 13, 19, 23
and 31 of Genesis chapter 1, for days TWO to SIX:
"evening morning DAY
"evening morning DAY
As noted in the
previous message, the
NOT FOUND AT ALL in Daniel 8:14.
NO REASON WHATSOEVER to construe these 2,300
"evenings" and "mornings" as "days".
4. When Jesus spoke
"shortened" He DID NOT MEAN "gee, I said the
tribulation would last 3½ years, but you know what? I
changed my mind. I'm going to be nice, LIE,
CONTRADICT MY OWN WORD,
and make it last FEWER THAN 1,260 days for the elect's
Had He said THAT in 33
(Matthew 24:22) then He
would have LIED 63
YEARS LATER when He
EXPLICITLY told John in Revelation 12:6, 12:4 and 13:5
that the tribulation would STILL last 1,260 days, 3½
years or 42 months.
If THAT were the
correct meaning, then our Lord either
LIED in Matthew chapter 24 or He LIED in Revelation
chapters 12-13 (perish
the VERY thought), because BOTH
CANNOT BE TRUE.
ONLY LIARS are those who put words in Jesus' mouth
which our wonderful Lord NEVER SAID.
He WASN'T talking
about THE DURATION OF the tribulation being shortened
TO FEWER DAYS, BUT ABOUT THE
DAYS THEMSELVES being
shortened, by having fewer
hours of daylight.
This is CLEARLY
expressed in Revelation 8:12 where it says that ONE
THIRD of daylight will be darkened, and
in Revelation 16:10 where, during the bowl judgments
that precede Jesus' Second Coming (glory to His
WHOLE WORLD WILL BE ENGULFED IN DARKNESS WITH ZERO
That's why He said
repeatedly in Matthew 24:22 that "THOSE
days THEMSELVES) will be shortened, and NOT
that "THE TRIBULATION" will
capriciously INVENT such ungodly teaching are
LYING at best, and ADDING TO GOD'S WORD AT WORST.
Before they get
into even deeper manure - I recommend that they read
THE DIRE CONSEQUENCES of ADDING or SUBTRACTING from
God's prophetic Word in Revelation 22:18.
I also recommend
that, after reading it, THEY
fall on their faces, REPENT and ask God's forgiveness.
Let's get back TO
THE QUESTION being asked in Daniel 8:13:
LONG shall be the vision CONCERNING THE
5. In context, it
was referring to the
DAILY sacrifices (offerings,
that were made IN THE TEMPLE TWICE
A DAY, in the EVENINGS and in the MORNINGS:
"One lamb you shall
THE MORNING and
the other lamb you shall offer in
THE EVENING" (Exodus
"Aaron shall burn
on it (in context, on the golden altar) sweet incense EVERY
when he tends the lamps... And when Aaron lights the
"The one lamb you
shall offer IN
the other lamb you shall offer IN
THE EVENING" (Numbers
Hence the answer
given in Hebrew is that such events would last for "2,300
evening morning" or
"evening and morning" OFFERINGS.
Then the temple
will be tzedak or
If these events
will last for the duration of 2,300
evening and morning temple offerings,
and TWO such offerings are made each day, THEY
REPRESENT A PERIOD OF 1,150 DAYS.
THAT'S what it's
IN CONTEXT, this
is THE ONLY POSSIBLE meaning,
question asked was NOT "how long will THE TRIBULATION
How long is the
THE DAILY offerings...?
are CRYSTAL CLEAR that such offerings were made TWICE
A DAY, in the EVENING and in the MORNING.
Therefore, and IN
CONTEXT, the answer clearly refers to the DAILY
offerings made IN THE TEMPLE TWICE A DAY, in the
EVENINGS and in the MORNINGS.
So, WHAT is this
passage of Scripture ACTUALLY saying?
A. That at some
point during "the time of the end" temple offerings (korbanot),
TWO PER DAY, will be reinstated.
B. That such
and an abomination of desolation (idol) will be
erected in the temple.
C. That both the
temple and THE ARMY will be trampled underfoot 1,150
days which represent the duration of 2,300 morning and
evening offerings, after which the temple will be
We know based on
Daniel 7:25 and Revelation 13:5 that Antichrist's
reign must last 3½ years or 42 months, or
approximately 1,260 days.
We know from Jesus
Himself, that it's
AT THE BEGINNING OF the 3½ years of GREAT tribulation,
that Antichrist stops the daily offerings in the
temple and sets up "the abomination of desolation"
We know that
there's another passage that speaks of 1,290
regards to the abomination of desolation (Daniel
HOW ON EARTH can
it say in one place 1,260 days, 1,290 days in another,
and in Daniel 8:14 that the AOD lasts ONLY 1,150 days?
We'll crunch all
the numbers in the third and final portion of this
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4,
Daniel 8:13-14 in
the King James Version of the Bible reads:
"Then I heard one
saint speaking, and another saint said to that certain
saint which spoke, How
long shall be the vision CONCERNING THE DAILY
the transgression of desolation,
to give both THE SANCTUARY (TEMPLE) and THE HOST
(ARMY) to be trodden under foot?
And he said to me, TO
UNTIL two thousand and three hundred (2,300) DAYS;
then shall THE SANCTUARY (TEMPLE) be cleansed".
The Internet is
crammed full of bad teaching that says, time and
this refers to 2,300 YEARS.
Adventists and other cults have built their entire
misguided eschatology on this WRONG teaching.
Do you see the word
ANYWHERE in that verse?
In order to
"justify" that nonsensical teaching, they cite Ezekiel
4:6 "After that, turn over and lie on your right side
for 40 days--ONE
DAY FOR EACH YEAR of Judah's sin".
There are THREE
HUGE problems with
1. IT'S TAKING the
passage in Ezekiel TOTALLY
out of context.
NOWHERE are we told
that this portion of Ezekiel's prophecy has
ANYTHING to do with Daniel's 2,300 "DAYS".
Those were God's
to Ezekiel, ONLY
at THAT particular time,and
ONLY concerning his own prophecy, not
NOWHERE are we
told that whenever "days" are mentioned elsewhere in
the Bible prophetically, they are to be construed as
NOWHERE are we
told that this is some inexorable "rule of
interpretation" for OTHER prophetic passages where
"days" are mentioned.
You've heard me say
it time and again: when
we take Bible verses OUT OF CONTEXT, we can "make" the
Bible say ANYTHING WE WANT.
SPEAKING, if it WERE talking about "YEARS" that would
mean, as per Jesus' statement in Matthew 24:15, that
THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION WOULD BE STANDING, and
the temple and army would be trodden under foot (God
That would also
mean, as per Jesus' specific statement in Matthew
THE TRIBULATION ITSELF WOULD LAST 2,300 YEARS!!!
And that Jews would
have to FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS AND REMAIN HIDDEN FOR
OVER TWO MILLENNIA...
Needless to say,
that such SENSELESS teaching CONTRADICTS numerous
Scriptures that SPECIFICALLY state Jews will hide in
the desert for 1,260 days and that the reign of
Antichrist lasts 42 months or 3½ years (Daniel 7:25;
12:7; Revelation 12:6,14; 13:5).
CONTRADICT the Bible, CONTRADICT God:
pure a simple.
biblical Truth on the altar of some CONTRIVED
All the wishful
thinking in the world WON'T
GOD REALLY SAYS IN
told Daniel this vision concerned THE
DISTANT future (Daniel
8:17, 19, 26), or "the time of the end", and
NOT THE DISTANT PAST.
So to use THE
ONE passage in Ezekiel - written
2,600 years ago --
where God told Ezekiel to lie on his side one day for
each year of Judah's rebellion and misapply it to
Daniel's 2,300 "days" constitutes
NOT ONLY horrendously shoddy hermeneutics but is
3. However, and
purely for argument's sake, EVEN
IF we butchered scriptural integrity and
applied the erroneous "principle" that "days" really
mean "years", THERE'S
A HUGE AND
WITH THIS view:
The original Hebrew
in Daniel 8:13-14 DOESN'T
EVEN CONTAIN THE WORD "DAYS" (yamin,
plural or yom,
singular) as does Ezekiel 4:6, but rather "2,300
evenings - mornings" (erev
Since the verse in
EVEN SAY "DAYS", even
if we applied their misguided principle that "days"
really means "years", THERE'S
NO WAY IN HEAVEN, HELL, OR EARTH that it could mean
If it says
(literally, in Hebrew) "2,300 EVENINGS and MORNINGS":
HOW, then, can it POSSIBLY mean 2,300 YEARS?
Please DON'T ASSUME
that because someone "quotes Scripture", that the
Scripture they quote ACTUALLY
SAYS what THEY CLAIM it says.
Check it out for
If it doesn't check
If the verse DOESN'T
ACTUALLY SAY what
the person CLAIMS it says, IT'S
DOESN'T ACTUALLY say what they
It's merely part
of the blatant deception that Jesus warned (Matthew
24:4) would take place supposedly "in His Name", by
people who profess "He is the Christ", in these last
Through the years,
we have received every conceivable "mathematical
formula" YOU CAN IMAGINE - and then some - trying to
come up with THE DAY the Rapture will take place :
Add this to that, subtract the other, multiply
times whatever, divide by such and such, then subtract
"X" and add "Y".
What ALL these formulas have
in common is:
1. They're ALL WRONG.
They're NOT biblical.
we told that the day of the Rapture will be determined
by some cleverly concocted mathematical formula, like
adding "X" number of years to 1947 (the year the
League of Nations, presently known as the U.N. -
United Nothing) voted in favor of a Jewish Homeland,
then multiplying, then subtracting.
for 1948, the year Israel officially became a State.
The mathematical formulas given in the Bible are
found in the Books of Daniel and Revelation, and they
are rather simple:
1. Antichrist will rule 3½
years or 42
7:25; 12:7; Revelation 13:5).
2. Jerusalem will
be trodden underfoot by nations (gentiles) 42
3. The Two Witnesses prophesy 1,260
4. Natural Jews hide in the desert from
Antichrist's satanic persecution for 1,260
5. There's a period of 7
the word to "return and build Jerusalem" to (the
Second Coming of) Messiah Prince (Daniel 9:25).
6. The period for the interruption of daily
sacrifices, abomination of desolation, and for the
temple and army to be trodden underfoot is 2,300
evenings and mornings or 1,150
7. From the time the Abomination of
Desolation is set up there will be 1,290
8. A special blessing is promised to
those who reach 1,335
Those numbers were
given BY GOD.
While it may be a bit tricky to put them together
are 100% reliable.
ALL ELSE is
ALL ELSE is man's failed attempts at
self-exaltation, trying in vain to be "the one" that
comes up with the "right formula".
ALL ELSE is
We would do well to stick
with God's infallible numbers instead
of fabricating our own.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2,
Once we settle in
our minds and hearts that, despite all our human toil
and effort, WE HAVE ZERO RIGHTEOUSNESS,
we can focus on
the REALLY Good News:
We have Jesus'
There's NO BETTER NEWS, IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, than THAT.
Truth be told, His
is THE ONLY Righteousness THAT EXISTS.
attempts at "good behavior" won't
make us righteous.
keep commandments, Sabbaths, dietary laws,
circumcision, the law (torah) until the cows come
BE NO MORE RIGHTEOUS IN GOD'S EYES THAN BEFORE.
ESSENTIAL - ABSOLUTE MUST -
to INVITE JESUS and RECEIVE Jesus, INTO
EXPERIENCE is NOT an option.
Those who have EXPERIENCED
Jesus Himself LIVING IN their hearts,
are ETERNALLY SAVED.
They are MADE RIGHTEOUS WITH
HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS (2
Righteousness is PRICELESS.
It took NO LESS THAN our Savior's own PUREST AND
HOLIEST Blood, His atoning death and His Resurrection,
to procure HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS for us.
be praised for ALL ETERNITY.
There's EVEN MORE
Once you receive Jesus, once He
takes residence in your heart through His Holy
you EXPERIENCE His Holy Presence, you are free of sin
and guilt FOR ALL ETERNITY (Romans
Don't let ANYONE -
and I mean ANYONE - put
guilt on you.
I wish I could tell you that all Christians will
be "on your side" and will be pulling for you...
I wish I could tell you that preachers and
so-called "religious leaders" will CONFIRM
THE FAITH and in the INVALUABLE FREEDOM OF THE SPIRIT.
In most cases, THEY WON'T.
They love to sing "Blessed Assurance", but they'll
do their best to
keep you UNSURE about your Salvation, which
is Jesus' very own Righteousness FREELY GIVEN to us BY
You're going to HAVE TO
STAND on Jesus' Righteousness,
which is now YOURS, all
on your own.
Because the religious establishment will try in
every way imaginable to talk you out of it.
They'll try to put the
very guilt and condemnation that Jesus REMOVED FOR ALL
ETERNITY back on
with everything they got to cultivate and put
SIN CONSCIOUSNESS on you,instead of RIGHTEOUSNESS
And if they
(by some providential miracle) DO NOT, your
friends and family will.
And if they don't, Satan will. (Who
needs Satan when you got preachers)?
drag your "past" out before you - everything you've
"done wrong" since the beginning of time - they'll rub
it in your face, and ACCUSE YOU INCESSANTLY.
Fact is, the
MOMENT you make Jesus your Lord and God, He saves you
Fact is, your
sins (your "past") is REMOVED FROM YOU as far as the
East is from the West (Psalm
Fact is, your "past" - REGARDLESS of
what you've done - is
ERASED for all the ages.
THING "left" from your "past" is THE
MEMORIES that your natural mind desperately tries to
choice to either allow those "memories" to linger, and
fester, or to REJECT THEM and
STAND on the GOODNESS, THE HOLINESS, THE PURITY, THE
ETERNAL ASSURANCE, of
supremely precious Lord and Savior.
TO STAND FIRMLY on
the TOTAL CONVICTION that
you have become A NEW CREATION.
Old things are
passed away, ALL
THINGS are become NEW (2
Therefore, my beloved
brothers and sisters in Christ, put on the WHOLE armor
of God (Jesus), and
KEEP THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS - Jesus' OWN
Righteousness - on, AT
THE SIN OF SELF
"Blessed are the
poor in spirit, for THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN"
Peter, John and Paul all taught against this sin, I've
yet to hear ANY modern preacher talk about it.
In fact, most modern preachers ARE GUILTY, to one
extent or another, of both ENCOURAGING and PRACTICING
Self-righteousness is AN ABOMINATION
in the eyes of God.
is AN ABOMINATION.
the exception of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, IT
IS THE MOST EGREGIOUS AND DANGEROUS SIN A PERSON CAN
Self-righteous people LACK
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. ALL they
have is dead RELIGION.
Self-righteous people believe that
THEIR BEHAVIOR plays a role in their Salvation.
Self-righteous people THINK
they are saved by their own "righteous" DEEDS, when
all the while THEY ARE LOST.
Unfortunately, Christendom is rife with
"Christians" who practice this prideful and horrible
I KNOW BECAUSE I SEE THE EVIDENCE OF IT
EVERY SINGLE DAY:
FEARFUL religionists trying
to WIN God's favor through their DEEDS. Smug and
confident they are saved because
SELF-righteousness is A
There's NO SUCH
are NONE righteous, NOT
EVEN ONE" (Psalm
He said ALL
our purported "righteousness" is
"as filthy rags" in His eyes (Isaiah 64:6).
Jesus Himself told the self-righteous rich young
ruler, WHO BOASTED - AS MANY DO TODAY - of
"keeping all the commandments since
childhood", that he was lying. Jesus said NO
ONE IS GOOD,
So, either God was lying or SELF
RIGHTEOUS religionists ARE.
That means you can
try to be "righteous" from the moment you open your
eyes each morning, to the time you close them at
not going to win you any points with God.
You can try
you turn into a shriveled old prune.
You can keep
the weekly Sabbath till
there are no more Sundays, Mondays or Wednesdays...
You can try to follow
the torah until
your legalistic mind goes numb...
you're nothing but skin and bones...
You can get
you resemble John Bobbitt...
You can shun make
up until Maybelline, Revlon and L'Oreal go out of
You WON'T merit Salvation. You're
NOT saved and you're going to hell.
NONE OF THAT will
NONE OF THAT will
make you righteous.
There's ONLY ONE
Righteousness IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE, and it's God's
You and I have ZERO.
we come to THAT stark realization, the better.
So, if we have NO RIGHTEOUSNESS, despite all our
attempts to be and ACT righteous, we might as well
throw in the towel.
We might as well just GIVE
We might as well throw
ourselves HELPLESSLY at the Mercy of God,
and SEEK GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS, because THERE
IS NO OTHER (Matthew
His Righteousness is the ONLY
RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT EXISTS.
How do you get God's
By having the Righteous One
Himself LIVING IN you.
He comes to LIVE IN
you when you INVITE Him.
When you HAVE
brother, sister, YOU GOT IT MADE! (1 John 5:12).
Get Jesus IN you,
and you NEVER have to worry about sin.
Get Jesus IN YOU,
and you're FOREVER Righteous!
God has NO
LAW against Himself. Selah.
Get Jesus IN YOUR
and you'll never know OR FEAR condemnation (Romans
Colossians 1:27: Jesus
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